Join us Saturday January 21 when we view director Rob Nilsson’s hypnotic pool-hall drama, Chalk, a masterpiece of independent cinema that was filmed in the Bay Area with talented amateur actors, gritty interiors, and memorable cinematograpy.
"A product of the 'homeless' actors’ workshop, the Tenderloin Action Group, Chalk tells the story of TC (Kelvin Han Yee), an adopted son of an aging pool hall owner Watson (Edwin Johnson), who is set up for the nine-ball match of his life against a Mephistophelean opponent wanting more than just victory. The rag-tag family whose lives center around The Crabtree is shaken when the dying Watson is convinced by his blood-son Jones (Johnny Reese) to put it all on the line for TC’s chance at glory and to escape the hustling, pool hall way of life.
Chalk exemplifies serious community cinema and how creative vision, determination and spark and can galvanize into a fine work of great depth and humanity. It is Responsive Cinema, generated out of the streets from pain and sacrifice, made from sweat, tears and anguish by people who needed to make this film, of which we are so proud. It is grass-roots cinema at its best. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience this landmark Bay Area indie film!"
Please join the film’s producers, Ethan Sing and Rand Crook, for a Q & A after the screening.
SFPL info: www.sfpl.org
More info on Chalk and promotional trailer: chalkfilm.org
1:00 Meet at the Main San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin St.), Lower Level, in the Library Café for coffee and conversation.
1:45 Take our seats in the adjacent the Koret Auditorium. The film starts at 2 pm.
4:30 Return to the Library Café for coffee and conversation.