Current & Upcoming Films
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT # 4!
Monday, May 27
Award-winning documentary feature film, D TOUR, is back on the big screen to acknowledge organ donation awareness month. Co-presented by the California Transplant Donor Network, Filmmaker Jim Granato, Pat Spurgeon and Special Guests will be present. The evening's program will also include a very special acoustic performance by ROGUE WAVE.
Opening the evening's program is a WORLD PREMIERE of ANGELS, a short film comedy by Jim Granato, made in tribute to the Roxie, San Francisco cinema, and the U.S. Navy's modern day barnstormin' daredevils, the Blue Angels. HUH? Well, sorta. Come down and check it out!
D TOUR is a powerful, evocative and deeply personal story. Combining a band road trip with a personal quest for an organ donor, the film follows the journey of Pat Spurgeon, a talented indie rock musician on the rise, whose life becomes consumed with the care and feeding of his failing kidney. Spurgeon, a previous kidney transplant recipient, is part of the organ donor / recipient community, a special group whose lives become entwined in life and death. On one side are those who are saved through tragedy or by an incredible gift from a living donor; on the other are the families of the donors, who are offered a chance for hope and bittersweet resolution for their loss. D TOUR is filled with unexpected twists and the joys and sorrows of life.
Pat Spurgeon is an integral part of the indie pop band Rogue Wave, whose four critically acclaimed albums and performances worldwide have earned them a respectable fan base. As the film begins, Spurgeon is embarking on tour, an exhausting prospect even for healthy musicians, but almost impossible for someone coping with dialysis, dietary restrictions and the search for a living donor match. While his choice to keep touring and working towards the band’s goals is put to the test, Spurgeon continues to deal with his challenges in a straightforward and matter-of-fact way. D TOUR addresses issues within the U.S. healthcare system, including the lack of affordable insurance, the importance of organ donation, and much more. Featuring live performances from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Nada Surf, John Vanderslice, The Moore Brothers and of course, Rogue Wave.
The film has won several awards, including the Golden Gate Award for Bay Area Documentary Feature from the San Francisco International Film Festival.