Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
At Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street, between Mission and Folsom, San Francisco
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Monday, November 14th to firstname.lastname@example.org
A high stakes documentary about family, immigration and the hardscrabble world of horse racing
Directed by Sara MacPherson
Dionicia M. spends her days tending horses at the northern California racetrack where she works and lives. Meanwhile, her teenage son José Luis is turning heads as a hotshot jockey in Southern California. Dionicia is in search of a better life for herself and her family, and she and José Luis have gambled their futures on the hardscrabble sport of horse racing. Will they succeed or will immigration raids and racetrack closures keep them from achieving the stable life of their dreams?
Moderator: Donald Goldmacher
Donald Goldmacher is the President of PsychComp Associates and is both a psychiatrist and a filmmaker. He has served as director of Planning for the California Department of Health, and was the director of Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Services of Contra Costa County, CA. His films include “Do No Harm” and “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House,” which won over 20 festival awards and aired on HBO. His most recent film, “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” recently made its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
*Red and white wine provided by: