Public Interest

The Real Richmond Screening

When: Thu., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. 2008

After shocking audiences with Straight Outta Hunters Point -- a stark, naturalistic portrait of one of San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods -- filmmaker Kevin Epps shifted focus to the grittiest pockets of the EastBay. Last year he released the seven-minute documentary Popped in Oakland, about victims of gun violence, and this Thursday he'll unveil a new documentary about Richmond's Tent City Peace Movement, whose participants camped out in the city's most dangerous public parks and intersections to protest street violence. As always, Epps shows the action but also explores the concatenation of social ills that produce violence, such as drugs, poverty, unemployment, and failures in the school system. The Real Richmondscreens Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Art Center (2450 Barrett Ave., Richmond), in conjunction with the Neighborhood Public Art Project.

Rachel Swan

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