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Home Is A Hotel

Directed by Kevin Wong, Todd Sills, Kar Yin Tham

Directed by: Kevin Wong, Todd Sills, Kar Yin Tham
Produced by: Kevin Wong, Todd Sills, Kar Yin Tham

Told with poignancy and humor, this timely documentary offers a composite portrait of life on the margins in San Francisco, following five residents as they struggle to stay housed while finding hope and healing in the liminal spaces of their respective 80 square foot rooms, or SROs (single room occupancies).

“You gotta build your whole life in a room,” says one of the protagonists of this memorable documentary focused on residents of San Francisco SROs or single room occupancy housing. Available to people with lower incomes or those trying to get off the streets, the buildings are frequently cramped, often noisy, and sometimes riddled with vermin. The film tellingly reveals inhabitants who are diverse and complicated and have a wide variety of needs that these residences and their staffs are often unable to meet. From a single mother trying to find her missing daughter to an elderly woman who is going blind and facing eviction, to an ex-couple in recovery and co-parenting their son, the film gives voice to the broad range of people struggling to keep a roof over their heads in one of the wealthiest cities in the country.

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Thu, Sep 21
3:30 pm