Directed by Dante Betteo
Written by Dante Batteo, Richard Montoya and Alejandro Murguia
East Coast Premiere
Lead cast: Richard Montoya, Veronica Valencia Pearl Wong Vincent Calvarese, Geoff Hoyle, Alejandro Murguia, Philip Kan Gotanda
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 Latino Mission District and finds himself face to face with corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido (Veronica Valencia), a beautiful flame from his past. This independent Neo-noir feature film, based on a story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, uses San Francisco’s dramatic cityscape as a backdrop as it takes viewers deep into neighborhoods and communities seldom seen on film, while addressing issues around gentrification and displacement of low-income communities along the way
Directed by Hugo P. Thomas
Damien rehearses in the public toilets for his first begging session on the metro.