Energized by San Francisco Latino Film Festival showing
Dear Supporters of Everything Comes from the Streets,
We had a great screening of Everything Comes from the Streets here in San Francisco over the weekend at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Director Alberto Pulido, co-producer Rigo Reyes, and featured subjects, including artist Salvadore "Queso" Torres and educator/community leader Arturo Casares, made the trip up from San Diego for the occasion. In the audience, were old school San Francisco lowriders who shared about how they also met resistance from authorities and police when they cruised the streets of San Francisco. In the making of our film, we learned many lowriding communities across the country have been confronted by anti-cruising ordinances and arrests. In San Diego, as our film shows, attempts to systematically shut down lowriding only brought the car clubs closer together, inspiring unity and an organized response to the harassment and suppression of their cultural expression.
One of the biggest compliments at the SF Latino Film Festival came from an educator in the audience who suggested our film should be paired for viewing with the powerful feature film, La MISSION, directed by Peter Bratt and starring Benjamin Bratt. Incidentally, these talented and inspiring brothers have kicked in and supported our Kickstarter. (Thank you Bratt brothers!)
With all this good energy and excitement around the film, we've still got $9K+ to raise in just 4 days. The pressure is on, and we urge all you believers in Everything Comes from the Streets to continue to spread the word. If you have friends in the media who want a good story to cover, please send them our way!
Si se puede!
Alberto, Rigo, Kelly and Jessica