"Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema from the 1960s and 70s"
Conference and Film Festival
May 17 -19, 2002
University of California, Berkeley
To all speakers:
Please do not hesitate to contact me
for any information regarding the conference. This page has information on:
Paper drafts due date
Travel and Lodging Information
Public Transportation and Car Rentals
Registration and tickets for the films
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620
drafts due: April 19, 2002
and Lodging Information:
closest airport to the UC Berkeley campus is the Oakland International
Airport (OAK) and the next closest is the San Francisco International Airport
(SFO). Please note that because
of the post-September 11th security measures and the beginning of
UC Berkeley commencements, you must arrive at the airports 2-3 hours in
advance and must account for one hour travel time to the Oakland Airport and
1½-2 hours to the SF Airport.
cheapest airport shuttle service to Berkeley is the Bridge Airporter Express
and Bayporter. Bridge Airporter: OAK-Berkeley one way is $17 and
SFO-Berkeley is $25. You can make reservations by calling toll free at
1-800-300-1661 or online at http://www.bridgeshuttle.com
(as soon as their site works again).
Bayporter: OAK-Berkeley one way is $19, RT $32, and SFO-Berkeley one
way is $22, RT $38. You can make reservations online at http://www.bayporter.com or by phone (NOT
toll free, 1-415-467-1800).
Hotels: I have blocked rooms at the Hotel Durant, which is located on the
south side of campus, a block away from the conference location, the Pacific
Film Archive, and the famous Telegraph Avenue. I have blocked 20 rooms for
the nights of May 17 and 18, and 10 of those rooms are also blocked for the
night of May 19. To take advantage of the UC discount rate, please contact
the hotel by calling 1-800-2DURANT (1-800-238-7268) or by using their
In both cases, you must indicate that you are reserving rooms blocked for the
“Trash Cinema” conference. You will then be able to pay for your
rooms on the phone or online.
The UC discounted rate at the Hotel Durant is:
$105 for a single room
$130 for a double room – 2 beds ($65 per person)
$150 for a double room and a roll-out bed – 3 beds ($50 per person)
I have blocked 15 singles and 5 doubles. The doubles have two separate beds unless you indicate
that you would like a queen-size bed. If you would like a roll-out bed, you
must indicate this as well.
The last day to take advantage of the UC discounted rate is April 16, 2002. However, please confirm your reservations as
soon as possible so that I will still be able to raise the number of rooms if
necessary as well as help you problems if there are any.
UC Berkeley Campus Map
of Stephens Hall and the PFA Theater.
Maps of the San
Francisco Bay Area and of the Berkeley
Transportation and Car Rentals:
Public Transportation in Berkeley includes the campus perimeter shuttle and AC Transit.
Please visit the UC Berkeley
Visitor Services page for more information.
To visit San Francisco from Berkeley, you can take bart or AC Transit (the F or G), and
once in San Francisco, you can take the San
Francisco Muni. Public transportation is useful for visiting locations
such as north to downtown SF (The SF MOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy – and, of course,
trashy Columbus Ave.! – etc.) and the Castro (with the lovely Castro
theater!) where parking is scarce. If you want to see the Golden Gate Bridge,
however, I advise that you drive.
Car Rentals: If you do not rent from the airport, the closest car rental is Avis on Oxford at
University Ave. Other useful car rental site include Breezenets and Berkeley
Car Info page.
Registration and tickets
for the films:
There are no registration fees for the conference and tickets will be free
for all speakers and guests.
*** At the Friday evening films, please look for the registration table for
speakers. You will receive your information packet and tickets to the films.
Saturday evening before the films, all speakers are invited to join the
speakers’ dinner. More information will be posted later on dinner fees and