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Thanks to Hank

Join the Tenderloin Museum for a screening of a new documentary film on one of the city’s most preeminent LGBTQ activist Hank Wilsom. “Thanks to Hank” is Bob Ostertag’s first feature film, for which he is the producer, director, writer, and editor. The film tells the story of the life and work of Hank Wilson, an extraordinary gay leader with whom Bob was very close.

Hank Wilson’s work in San Francisco’s Tenderloin spanned 30 years, and included co-founding and spearheading organizations such as the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, and the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (home of San Francisco's queer, progressive left). While leading these groups, Wilson also ran the Ambassador Hotel SRO in an effort to bring harm reduction housing to low-income residents living with HIV and AIDS. “Thanks to Hank” is a feature film observing the selfless spirit and assiduous work of this beloved Tenderloin character.

The Tenderloin Museum hosted a fundraiser for “Thanks to Hank” last November featuring the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence and Cleve Jones, and the film debuted at Frameline in June. We can’t wait to host “Thanks to Hank” and director Bob Ostertag on August 20th!

Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7pm. Q&A with Bob immediately following the film.

$10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

Earlier Event: August 14
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Later Event: September 5
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