Please join us for a special screening of “The Other Barrio” at the Roxie Theater on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm.
Straight from today’s headlines reporting fires, evictions and protests in the street! Based on true events and filmed on location in the Mission!
Based on a story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia.
Staring Richard Montoya, and Veronica Valencia, Geoff Hoyle & Vincent Calvarese. Directed by Dante Betteo, Produced by Louis F. Dematteis & Dante Betteo, Production Design by Rene Yanez.
As if ripped from today’s headlines reporting fires, evictions and protests in the street, “The Other Barrio” tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales (Richard Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Latino Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido (Veronica Valencia), a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past.
The film is based on true events including the historic arson fire at the Gartland Apartments which killed 12 people just a half block away from the Roxie at 16th & Valencia. Includes a special scene filmed at the now closed Esta Noche nightclub.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.