Art Curved Straight
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Art Curved Straight produces film, art, and curatorial projects.
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Demolition: Troll

Directed by MeganiMcHugh
Produced by Art Curved Straight

A timely tale of the Bay Bridge, the mythological world of its Troll and the blacksmith-sculptor who forged him.

Demolition: Troll explores the history of the Bay Bridge Troll and its creation by a local blacksmith-sculptor to protect the bridge in the aftermath of the 6.9 Loma Prieta.  The earthquake rocked the Bay Area in 1989, damaging the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. As the bridge repair neared completion, the Troll was secretly attached by ironworkers where it remained for twenty-four years.

Featuring interviews with Howard Stoltz, whose company repaired the earthquake-damaged bridge, Michael Bondi, who suggested a gargoyle to protect it and Bill Roan, artist-blacksmith and creator of the Troll.

Megan McHugh and crew filmed Demolition: Troll in the Bay Area over a six month period during 2013.  These were the days before the 77-year-old eastern span closed for good – slated to be demolished.  The film captures a unique moment: with the Troll’s fate in question and the $6.4 billion seismic safe bridge ready to open.

Official Selections: Mill Valley Film Festival; SF DocFest; Scary Cow Independent Film Festival, San Francisco
Screenings: Oakland Museum of California; Paramount Theater, Oakland
Award: Scary Cow Members Choice Award


Filmed and Directed by MeganiMcHugh
Produced by Art Curved Straight

A psychological portrait of Taylor Beattie. Transitioning from “male” to”female”, he stands outside a women’s restroom.

Official Selections: Denver Starz Film Festival; Scary Cow Independent Film Festival, San Francisco
Screening: New Filmmakers, New York City

Revolving Doors; Chris Fraser at San Francisco Camerawork (trailer)

Directed by MeganiMcHugh
Produced by Art Curved Straight

Artist Chris Fraser created a site-specific installation on view February 5 through March 21, 2015 at SF Camerawork.

Words (trailer)

Filmed and Directed by MeganiMcHugh
Produced by Art Curved Straight

WORDS follows an eclectic group of sixteen American teenagers, ages 15-22, as they travel from New Mexico to northern India. They are participants in a summer-long educational program sponsored by the Sustainable Global Leadership Alliance. It is a challenging experience, traveling in a third-world country while dealing with the demanding curriculum and group dynamics.

Watching this feature documentary, filmed and directed by Megan McHugh, we experience the young seekers as they navigate both a new world and their encounters with each other – far from home.

Official Selection: Albuquerque Film and Media Experience, New Mexico

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