DocFest: Motel Drive & As American As It Gets
Within a community of motels infamous for illicit activity, the Shaw Family grapples with housing insecurity and addiction while trying to raise their young son. When California’s High-Speed Rail Project displaces them, a glimpse of stability appears within reach. Motel Drive* is a vérité, street level vantage of post-industrial America, documented over eight years, on one city block.
*Followed by “As American As It Gets”, a short with Filipino American filmmaker and her family reflecting on the American Dream as they prepare for her mother’s immigration trial amidst a global pandemic (dir. by Marnie Salvani).
Presented as part of San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023.
First ShowingJune 6, 2023
Note films start right at the listed showtime.
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