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Roberta Goodman and the Film Empress Hotel.

Date and time: 
September 17, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Presenter: Roberta Goodman

The Empress Hotel is home to a rarified clientele—ninety people with mental illness or addiction who have lived on the streets of San Francisco. Not every person can stay on meds or get clean, yet out of hopelessness and chaos, a community is formed. During Roberta Goodman’s tenure as building manager at the Empress Hotel, she was inspired by the life stories of the residents and was committed to putting a human face on homelessness. Empress Hotel masterfully shares the residents’ life stories and their daily interactions with service providers and building staff to craft a moving portrait of a building, a neighborhood, and all of the lives that intersect within.

Empress Hotel can be purchased online.

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