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SAN FRANCISCO―New York Times Op Docs at The Vogue

November 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm3:30 pm


Photography by Shana Hagan, “Walk Run Cha-Cha”.  SAN FRANCISCO―Join The Vogue Theater on Saturday, November 2nd to view the latest selection of the year’s best short documentaries from The New York Times’ award-winning series Op Docs. This year’s program highlights people in search of something, from an amateur storm chaser on a quest for a tornado, to a fencer trying to overcome tragedy, to the head of a surrogacy agency seeking someone to bear her child. The program will include the California Humanities’ supported documentary Walk Run Cha Cha. Directors Laura Nix and Leslie Tai and New York Times Editorial Director for Film and TV Kathleen Lingo are expected to attend. Purchase tickets here. Screenings will include: The Last Storm (Liam Saint-Pierre, USA 2018, 20 min) Mark Zabawa is ready to face death—but not before he sees a tornado. My American Surrogate (Leslie Tai, USA 2019, 24 min) A Chinese businesswoman in California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs. Stay Close (Luther Clement and Shuhan Fan, USA/China 2018, 19 min) The underdog story of a fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics. Tungrus and the Chicken from Hell (Rishi Chandna, India 2018, 13 min) A cautionary tale about the epic power struggle between humans and poultry. Walk Run Cha-Cha* (Laura Nix, USA 2019, 21 min) Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California—and are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor. After premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Walk Run Cha Cha also screened this past June at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Total run time: 97 minutes. *Walk Run Cha-Cha is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant. 


November 2, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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The Vogue Theater
3290 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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