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10.25.2011

rightsfest film festival, october 26-28



If you're in San Francisco, here's an opportunity to see some really amazing films at RightsFest, an annual film festival organized by the Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education as part of the Advancing Justice Conference.

Over three nights, the festival will screen documentaries about civil rights activism. Each night will close with an in-depth Q & A discussion with film directors and the activists who led the movements represented on screen.

They'll be screening influential works like Curtis Choy's The Fall of the I-Hotel, as well as important new films like Tad Nakamura's Pilgrimage. It's happening October 26-28 at a couple of locations in San Francisco. Here are some more details:
Each night will close with an in-depth Q&A discussion with film directors and the activists who led the movements represented on screen.

On Oct. 26-28, KI will host its second annual RightsFest during the Advancing Justice conference in San Francisco (conference-goers must RSVP separately for RightsFest screenings. Two of the films below will be screened every evening, each followed by a live Q&A panel with directors and activists.

RightsFest 2011 has been made possible by funding from Open Society Foundations. We’re proud to have the following community co-presenters: Advancing Justice Conference, American Civil Liberties Union – Northern California, Center for Asian American Media, Chavez Foundation, Frameline Film Festival, KQED, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, New People, United Farm Workers, San Francisco Film Society, Family Acceptance Project at SF State University, and Voice of Witness.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011: Always My Son & The Fall of the I-Hotel
7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco

Thursday, October 27, 2011: Pilgrimage & Freedom Riders
7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco

Friday, October 28, 2011: Whose Children Are These? & Viva La Causa
7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
All screenings are free, but be sure to RSVP here in order to reserve a seat. [EDIT: The screenings are currently all sold out, but there will be a standby line, so folks who arrive early will have a good chance of getting in.] For further information about the RightsFest Film Festival, go to the Korematsu Institute website here.