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“Children of Alcatraz” lecture at Museum On Main

Filmmaker Scott Cornfield will show and give a talk on his film “Children of Alcatraz" the first film to provide an exclusive look at America 's most famous prison through the eyes of the children who grew up on the island.

The lecture and film show will be held at 7 p.m. , Thursday, March 15, at the Museum On Main, 603 Main Street , Pleasanton.

Reservations are requested. Admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Call (925) 462-2766. Memberships will be available for purchase that night.

"Children of Alcatraz " offers an extraordinary glimpse into a side of the prison that few have ever heard about. In the film, sons and daughters of prison guards tell first-hand stories and provide exclusive home movies about life on The Rock. Viewers of the film experience everything from the riots, the jailbreaks and contact with famous inmates to the daily adventures of taking the boat to school.

Cornfield has been involved in video production and filmmaking for 25 years. He has written, produced, directed and appeared on camera in a wide variety of productions from broadcast television and corporate video to documentaries and shorts.

Over the years he has won awards including Best Documentary at the Danville International Children's Film Festival for “Children of Alcatraz;” Best Government Training Video for an in-house television series for the San Jose Police Dept; and Best Comedy at the Poppy Jaspar Film Festival. Cornfield won the "Iron Filmmaker" Award at the California Independent Film Festival.

He currently runs a nonprofit organization, the Center for Nonprofit Media, that produces documentaries and provides low-cost production services to other nonprofits.

Current productions include a documentary chronicling a 1934 San Jose kidnapping and lynching, a comedy short shot in Tahiti and a dramatic training movie about an Internet predator.