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The cities by the Bay have always had a reputation for eclectic personalities of all ages. From basketball to streaming, this collection of films highlights the fascinating stories of both real and fictional figures whose paths land on the Bay Area streets. When we walk amongst our local communities, we remember that these people walk with us.

Co-presented by Bitch Talk Podcast


Advance tickets for Homegrown are no longer available for purchase.

On Sunday, May 22, last-minute tickets — rush tickets — may be available for Homegrown just before showtime. A rush line will form outside The New Parkway Theater at about 1 pm (an hour before showtime). Approximately ten minutes before the screening starts, empty seats will be counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to those in the rush line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line. We cannot guarantee that rush tickets will be released.


In this program

My Name is Lai

Directed by Lucy Saephan

Lai, a Mien American elder, shares her memories as a refugee survivor of war in hopes to heal invisible wounds and not be forgotten.


Directed by Erica Eng

Growing up in Oakland’s complex hip hop culture and fearing community isolation, a multifaceted teenage basketball player searches for her place in the world—both on and off the court.

Crashing Wheels on Concrete

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE is a short documentary following Kat Sy, a skateboarder and software engineer, as she navigates her way through the Californian skate scene. The short takes an intimate and introspective look at modern skate culture and its complicated relations with race and gender, as seen through the lens of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder.

Love and Corona

Directed by Nicole Maxali and Ratha Nou

After losing her job during the pandemic, an energetic wallflower conducts virtual dates on a subscription service site—and perhaps love will go from URL to IRL along the way.

Hannah’s Biography

Directed by Patricia Lee

An eighty-one-year-old recent divorcee lives a seemingly typical life: she spends time with her daughter and grandchildren, uses the handrail when she walks down the stairs—and keeps her pastime a secret.

Dates & Times


The New Parkway Theater

Sun, May 22
2:00 pm