Only in San Francisco

Only in San Francisco

102 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Activism, Documentary, Drag, Gay, Local Filmmakers / Subjects, Politics, Sex Work
Program: Documentaries

This trio of documentaries offers a snapshot of what we love about the City by the Bay, with the irreverence and lust for life that you find only in San Francisco!

Anyone who has visited the famed Tom & Jerry Christmas Tree display on 21st Street and wondered, “how the hell did they pull that off?” will adore Making Christmas, a documentary framing the couple who, for more than twenty years, puts together the City’s most spectacular holiday display. Making Christmas draws the audience into the history of the glitz with lively commentary from Tom Taylor and Dr. Jerome Goldstein, the unforgettable personalities behind the sparkle.

Smut Capital of America celebrates San Francisco for its most recognizable trait: embracing sex. This enticing documentary describes the history of the City’s sex industry, from live sex shows to the explosion of the gay porn industry in the 1970s, and the legal challenges presented with each new phase. Short and sweet, Smut Capital of America features commentary from luminaries with local connections, including John Waters.

Running in Heels follows Glendon “Anna Conda” Hyde on the campaign trail during his run for San Francisco District 6 Supervisor during the 2010 election season. This heartwarming documentary features interviews with campaign workers and community members, as well as real footage from the campaign trail, highlighting Hyde’s commitment to grassroots efforts in the city. Running in Heels is a flattering portrait of the drag queen and community organizer’s commitment to social change. — ALEX CHOUSA

Text Voting Codes:

Smut Capital of America: S621
Making Christmas: The View From the Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree: S590
Running in Heels: The Glendon “Anna Conda” Hyde Story: D323


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