A new film noir tackles displacement in the Mission | KALW

A new film noir tackles displacement in the Mission

Oct 5, 2016

 

San Francisco has a long-lasting love affair with film noir - the foggy nights and steep hills have provided the perfect backdrop for cynical detective like Sam Spade or slinky femme fatales.

In The Other Barrio, there’s still a cynical detective - but this film noir is set in the modern-day Mission, and tackles issues like gentrification, displacement, and the power of art. It's co-produced by photographer and film producer Lou Dematteis.

DEMATTEIS: We didn't have money to build sets, shoot on sets, but it gives more of a raw quality, gives it more of a noir quality.

The Other Barrio will be screening as part of the AIM West International Film Festival at the La Raza Community Center on October 10th.

Click the audio player above to hear the full interview.