Homegrown

From first love to the fight for fair housing, this program is an upbeat look at what lingers in the hearts, minds, and pants of the people who proudly call the SF Bay Area their home.

Closeted teens outdo themselves in attempt to land a date to the prom in Mission ImPROMable. Lesbians reminisce about their first crushes in First Clue. Teenagers investigate the mysterious disappearance of their librarian in Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos. To avoid rejection, a young woman shares her struggles with anxiety in Truth About Love and Panic. Filmmakers take a “loving” twist on beloved musicians in the sexy Puppy Love and in Dunkin Love. A young boy dreams of becoming a Filipina princess, much to the chagrin of his father, in Prinsesa. A whip-brandishing toilet has a tale to tell in the action-packed music video Happy Toilet. And the program concludes with the intelligent and moving documentary Housing First, inspired by the discovery that the LGBTQ community is disproportionately affected by San Francisco’s current housing crisis.

— Kolmel Withlove

Co-presented by:
Bay Area Video Coalition

Sponsor: Rainbow Grocery

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