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Face-to-Face — July 23, 2024

Quarterly Indoor Screenings

Kicking off the 21st Season of Outdoor Cinema

The 20th Anniversary award-winning films plus Q&A with the filmmakers

TUESDAY, July 23, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Bernal Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue

Seating is limited and first come, first serve. Reserve your space,  below

This is an indoor event

HE HAD WINGS, this half-hour film, directed by Jeanne Marie Hallacy, shares the resilience of artist Ronnie Goodman’s journey as one of thousands experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

Along the way, we learn about Ronnie’s creative activism in using his art to stand for social justice, and we are offered a view into how people like him and his friend, “Coach”Alton McSween, can positively impact those who battle addiction and political apathy in the crisis affecting the City. 

Jeanne Marie Hallacy divides her time between Southeast Asia and San Francisco, making documentary films about human rights and social justice issues. Her award-winning films are used as advocacy tools by civil society and educational institutions.

In 2022, Jeanne founded Joy House, an arts healing center for Myanmar refugees in Thailand and is the Co-Founder of Kirana Productions. She is the former Director of Programs at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.

JOSS LOTUSES TO GRANDMA, the 2023 “Bernal Bright Star” award-winning film directed by Stefie Gan, begins the evening’s program. Beautifully illustrated, this animated film relates the story of a girl who returns to Malaysia after her grandmother’s death. The film explores their bond, the biculturalism of immigration, and the cultural rituals that can help heal grief and the loss of separation.

Stefie Gan’s films have been exhibited in over twenty-five countries. Her film, PLASTIC ECOSYSTEM, using found plastic objects, received second place at the Oscar-qualifying Odense Film Festival. The Getty Museum featured her work confronting Asian Hate during COVID-19. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Animation from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University. Stefie is First-Gen, and includes themes of social activism and cultural heritage in her films.