Film: Home is a Hotel

Sunday, 5/26/2024
3:00 - 5:30
Koret Auditorium
Koret Lobby
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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A not to miss powerful  community screening of Home Is a Hotel (2023), a feature-length documentary that examines inequality in San Francisco through the lens of five SRO residents as they fight to stay housed, followed by a discussion with featured community members and filmmakers. 


A loving newly single mother in Chinatown, a blind Latina librettist fighting harassment and eviction, an ex-couple in recovery and co-parenting a 6-year-old son, a spirited graffiti artist ambivalent about painting murals for the tech companies moving into his neighborhood, and a determined mother on a quest to find her runaway daughter while raising a toddler. Through these stories, filmed over 5 years, this character-driven, verité documentary immerses viewers in what it means to call a single room home in one of America’s wealthiest cities.

NR, 92 mins., 2023. Closed captions (CC) in English.


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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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