Filmmaker Q&A

Home Is a Hotel

  • A Black woman and boy sitting on a bed. The woman combs the boys hair. The woman has bright blue fingernails.
  • A family hugging and looking to their right. A little girl with a fuzzy pink jacket and a woman holding her smiling.

SHOW ADDED on Monday, August 28!

Q&A with director Kevin Wong as well as the editors of the film and DP.

“A gripping view of life in San Francisco’s SROs” – Emma Silver, KQED

From within the walls of their 80 sqft SRO hotel rooms, a diverse group of San Franciscans strive against systemic forces and a housing crisis with hope and humor in their search for a place to call home.

A loving newly single mother in Chinatown, a blind Latina librettist fighting harassment and eviction, an ex-couple in recovery and co-parenting a 6-year-old son, a spirited graffiti artist ambivalent about painting murals for the tech companies moving into his neighborhood, and a determined mother on a quest to find her runaway daughter while raising a toddler. Through these stories, filmed over 5 years, this character-driven, verité documentary immerses viewers in what it means to call a single room home in one of America’s wealthiest cities.

Winner of Documentary Feature Award & Audience Award at the 2023 SFFILM Festival!

1h 32m
Kevin Duncan Wong, Todd Sills, Kar Yin Tham
United States
First Showing
August 17, 2023
  • Assisted Listening