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"Love Me Tenderloin"

“Down here in the Tenderloin, no matter how poor we are, no matter how difficult the struggles are, this is one of the best, friendliest communities I’ve ever lived in.” (Love me Tenderloin)

Join us for a screening of Henri Quenette's documentary film about the most vibrant neighborhood in the San Francisco. Quenette is a French filmmaker who got to know the Tenderloin through the help of our own Del Seymour. Del will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions. 

"The result is an unflinching view through the eyes of social workers, folks struggling with drug addiction, homeless people, and other street characters...a 70-minute cinematic jaunt into a mini-world most non-residents people know little or nothing about." (SF Gate)

From the director:
"In this documentary I wish to dispel the typical stereotypes people have of homeless people and of the Tenderloin. I would like this film to be part of a process of replacing that alienation and blame with humaneness and connectivity. I want to praise the Tenderloin’s hopeful side, where both unofficial and official organizations are providing a number of life-saving services to the city’s downtrodden."

In this film Quentte portrays, "..a resilient community bonded by the hardships of living on the fringe." (SF Gate)

Thursday August 13th
630pm, Screening at 7pm, $5
Complimentary treats and beverages provided by our sponsors, Zendesk and Zoosk