Wednesday, November 5, 2014
$9 (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street, between Mission and Howard, San Francisco
To attend, please RSVP by noon on November 5th to email@example.com
Directed by Nicole Opper
16-year-old Juan Carlos has spent most of his life either stuck in a tumultuous home or as a runaway on the streets of Mexico City. When he decides to join IPODERAC, a non-profit that houses runaway boys, his life changes in ways that don't follow the natural arc of a Hollywood film—or even our own expectations. Nicole Opper's fascinating and incisive film offers us a portrait of growing up alone and, at the same time, a reminder that patience, determination, and a belief in oneself can overcome almost anything, including a difficult childhood.
Moderator: Joe De Francesco
As a producer, director and editor, Joe De Francesco has collaborated on numerous award-winning social documentaries for more than 30 years. He has shared Academy Awards and nominations for theatrical documentaries ("The Panama Deception", "Freedom On My Mind") and Emmys ("Chinatown" and "The Fillmore," both featured in the PBS series, "The Hidden Cities of San Francisco"). More recently, he completed a seven-year project for Lucasfilm as editor of almost 30 historical documentaries. Joe is also the producer and director of "John Brown's Body," which screened at Rough Cuts in 2013.