Asiya Wadud / Forage Oakland
Vanessa Solari Espinoza / DJ Agana*
Michael Christian
Oakland Originals
Tim Monroe / TRISTO
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Watch them on the Big Screen!
See the OAKLAND ORIGINALS documentaries
on the big screen
at the Grand Lake Theater

Our short documentary on Michael Christian, sculptor of otherworldly metal creations, now screens before all showings of the Melissa McCarthy comedy, Tammy.
Our fast-paced documentary on inline skater Tim Monroe continues playing before every showing the comedy breakout Chef!

 Metal sculptor Michael Christian

Dates for the Vanessa Solari Espinoza (aka DJ Agana) documentary and

accompanying feature to be announced soon.


Tickets are available on the Grand Lake website!

Thanks for the amazing audience of Oaklanders and friends who came out for premiere and after party on May 29th! It was a great turnout and an exciting way to launch the first four documentaries in the series.

More news soon!

Oakland Originals is a series of short documentaries that spotlight the artists, musicians, thinkers and do-ers that make Oakland a uniquely vibrant and thrilling community. Featuring folks who are pushing boundaries and exploring territories singular to Oakland, these “Originals” electrify the screen and remind us why we love this town.

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