The Fall of the I-Hotel
Directed by Curtis Choy
Forcible evictions devastated a manong community after the International Hotel was demolished in 1981, marking the destruction of the last block of San Francisco’s Manilatown. Narrated by late poet Al Robles, THE FALL OF THE I-HOTEL tells the story of 50 old-timers displaced by 300 cops in the dead of night and the overall impacts of urban renewal.
— Lauren Lola
Expected Guests in Attendance: Curtis Choy (Director/Writer/Producer), Emiko Omori (Cinematographer)
Co-presented by: Manilatown Heritage Foundation
Producer/Writer/Editor: Curtis Choy
Cinematographer: Emiko Omori