Join us for the premiere of the short film The View from Langton Street by Bay Area-based photographer, Janet Delaney and Laura Graham. Originally presented as a two-projector slide show in the early 1980s, the film is a series of Delaney’s photographs and interviews of her neighbors on Langton Street reflecting on the changes that were coming to their neighborhood. Seen from today’s vantage point, their voices predict the state of SoMa today. This film sets the context for all of this day’s programs that focus on SoMa’s social landscapes, from the personal story of Rico, a SoMa Pinoy reclaiming his place in the Filipinx community, to the emerging power of cultural districts, including two that surround the Yerba Buena area: SOMA Pilipinas and the Leather District.

Screening Room