Film Screenings



TUESDAY, 9.22.20

San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. No stranger to civic celebrations since the 1900s and just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to the city’s poorest population. Directed by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt, "5 Blocks" explores the complex questions of income disparity, changing demographics, and the very nature of place. 



THURSDAY, 9.28.20

Roger Zmekhol was just 30 years old when he imagined the “Pele de Vidro” building in 1960s Brazil. Constructed amidst a new dictatorship,  Zmekhol's masterpiece eventually fell into disarray and became Sao Paulo's tallest highrise favela (slum) . Follow the journey of filmmaker Denise Zmekhol who unearths an incredible narrative about her father's legacy that was impacted by the country's harsh inequality.

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