Nostalgia Museum is a short film made by Sofie Kodner & Eleonora Bianchi.
San Francisco’s Musée Mécanique sat empty and under threat of permanent closure for 15 months during the pandemic. The short film, Nostalgia Museum, is the story of how the beloved arcade survived in the face of economic loss and mechanical deterioration.
About the Film - Nostalgia Museum
Antique arcade Musée Mécanique has provided entertainment to San Franciscans and tourists alike for nearly a century. But the pandemic almost marked its end. “Nostalgia Museum” provides an intimate portrayal of owner Dan Zelinsky as he struggles to keep the legacy of this iconic San Francisco institution, and of his father, alive in the face of economic loss and mechanical deterioration.
“It’s one of the few things in the city that is exactly the way it used to be. These machines are these machines.”