Mission Movie


Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 11, 2017 12:30 PM
$12 Advance / $14 at door
Film Info
Director:Lise Swenson
Film Category:Free Screening
Local Filmmaker
Running Time:95 min.
Year of Release:2004


Creatively exploring the themes of territory, diversity and belonging through the intertwined lives of neighbors in San Francisco's Mission District in the early aughts, Mission Movie weaves a fictionalized narrative of cutting edge socio-political change, foreshadowing what will happen in the rest of America, as it becomes a multi-ethnic society and deals head on with the challenges of conflicting values. Co-presented by the Roxie Theater this free retrospective screening is a celebration of the life and career of award-winning Bay Area filmmaker (and one of ATA’s founders) Lise Swenson who passed away this year. -Chris Metzler