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Sunday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Windows on the World: A Personal Tragedy of 9/11

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An undocumented immigrant father has been bussing tables at the famous Windows on the World restaurant, atop the World Trade Center's North Tower, to support his family in Mexico. But after the 9/11 attacks level both towers, his family hears no word for weeks. Refusing to give up hope, they send young Fernando on a quixotic mission across the border to find his father and bring him home. Along the way, Fernando experiences a warm embrace from fellow immigrants, and a cold shoulder from The City That Never Sleeps. Based on the screenplay of the award-winning 2019 film, the new illustrated graphic novel Windows on the World chronicles a son's search for his father, with empathy and nuance, and reflects on how the pains of our recent past have shaped the character of America. Screenwriter and author Robert Mailer Anderson discusses the project, including the process of adaptation from screen to graphic novel. Live music by Jay Walsh from The Douglas Fir, and readings from actress Jacqueline Obradors. Watch the film beforehand, and tune in with your questions! FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

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Robert Mailer Anderson

Robert Mailer Anderson is a 9th generation Californio and native San Franciscan, as well as a writer, producer, and activist. He has written a novel, Boonville, and a play entitled The Death of Teddy Ballgame. He cowrote and co-produced the films Pig Hunt and Windows on the World... Read More →
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Jay Walsh

Jay Walsh writes, sings, and plays guitars and piano for The Douglas Fir. Based in San Francisco and Boston, The Fir have a flair for the cinematic. The band’s moody-pop songs have garnered praise in Magnet Magazine, Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Big Takeover, and the band... Read More →
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Jacqueline Obradors

California native Jacqueline Obradors was born to Argentinean parents, and spent her early acting career playing various Latina background characters. Starting in 1993, she made numerous appearances in film and television, including the romantic adventure Six Days, Seven Nights and Tortilla... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT