Swing Low

Swing Low

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
7:00 – Reception (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
7:30 p.m. – Screening
Free admission!


Board Room
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 8th to roughcutsrsvp@yahoo.com

Swing Low
Directed by Javid Soriano

Juilliard-trained, Tim is an African-American opera singer who has performed principal roles in some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. On the eve of his 50th birthday, he finds himself homeless in San Francisco.

His family estranged and his career in shambles, Tim begins to face what he's lost, while grappling with the demons—"A lethal combo," Tim says, "of sex, drugs and opera"—which haunt him today. Mixing vérité footage and interviews with opera colleagues and family, "Swing Low" offers a mesmerizing portrait of a charismatic opera singer's tumultuous career and his journey to make himself whole again.

Moderator: Sari Gilman

Sari Gilman
Sari Gilman is an award-winning filmmaker and editor whose directorial debut, "King's Point," won prizes at film festivals nationwide, aired on HBO, and was nominated for an Academy Award. As an editor, she was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy for her work on Rory Kennedy's Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. Her most recent project, Dawn Porter's "Trapped," premiered at Sundance and will have its theatrical release this month. She is currently working on a film about the wildly divergent views on Israel within her own Jewish family.

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