January 10 | 5:00 PM | A.C.T’s Strand Theater
Join us at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater for a 5 Blocks Director’s Discussion and Film Screening. 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. The neighborhood is currently undergoing its most dramatic change in 50 years as tech companies, their employees, and the restaurants and store that cater to them confront the realities of a neighborhood that still houses some of the city’s most marginalized residents. Interweaving cinema vérité scenes, interviews with 16 individuals, and archival film and photos, 5 Blocks reveals the challenges of attracting new, wealthy residents and workers to an area with a 50-year history of housing and serving a very poor population.
Member $20 | Non-member $30
Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable.
5:00 PM – Reception
5:45 PM – Welcome & Director’s Discussion
Dan Goldes, 5 Blocks Director
Jeff Tumlin, Director of Transportation, SFMTA
Amy Cohen, Director of Neighborhood Program Development, SFOEWD
Moderated by Doug Fruehling, San Francisco Business Times Editor-in-Chief
6:00 PM – Film Screening