Saturday, February 9 5:00 pm
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Friday October 12, 2018 8:45pm
25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA. 94941
Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm
500 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA. 94939
Sunday October 21 7:15 pm
Regal L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Boulevard, Theater 12, Los Angeles, CA 90015
“Timely and quietly affecting, this assured feature debut from Bay Area director Richard Levien concerns a young girl and her even younger brother who go on a road trip to retrieve their mother after ICE agents haul the woman away for possible deportation. The acting, cinematography and music all lend the film a gritty and emotional authenticity.”
“Collisions”: San Francisco filmmaker Richard Levien’s immigration drama receives a world premiere and it couldn’t be more topical. When 12-year-old Itan Bautista’s mother is taken by ICE, she and her brother reluctantly lean on their unreliable father as they embark on a journey to find her. Levien is a strong storyteller and has strong story to tell. He also draws out impressive performances from his cast.
“Film in particular has the unique capability to put the audience inside the lives and experiences of others,” says Levien. “In ‘Collisions,’ I’m trying to present a realistic portrait for what it’s like for one family to go through separation because of immigration enforcement, so that the audience gets a chance to experience that for themselves, rather than just reading headlines or looking at statistics.”
A simple and important way to support immigrants right now is to oppose the “public charge” rule before the deadline. The proposed rule would put people at risk of immigration denials if they use various public programs, including Medicaid, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). It is already making some immigrant families — including families with children — afraid to get the help they need. Please follow this link to make a comment opposing the proposed “public charge” rule.