It's no secret that San Francisco's mid-Market district, between 5th through 10th Streets, has a complicated history that is now butting up against an unprecedented influx of tech-driven development. Local filmmakers Robert Cortlandt and Dan Goldes' new documentary is raising a lot of attention, and we invite you to find out more about it, over drinks.
Join 7x7 and Cointreau for a special happy-hour fundraiser on Friday, November 8th at Lookout in the Castro, where your $20 donation gets you access to complimentary specialty cocktails including The Cointreau Rickey, an updated classic made with the 80-proof crystal clear orange spirit, served by French ambassadors using Cointreau's vintage-style soda siphon.
Many of the new businesses in the rapidly evolving neighborhood are planning employee attendance, and the filmmakers are keen on discussing their film with any of us interested in the future of San Francisco's urban planning.
Friday, November 8th, 6-9pm, Lookout, 3600 16th Street at Market, lookoutsf.com
About the film
5 Blocks chronicles the journey of a community working to revitalize central Market Street in San Francisco, a blighted no-man’s land. The film weaves together the stories of artists, politicians, low-income residents, business owners and landlords. Can past political and ideological differences be put aside? Can the neighborhood be revitalized in a way that doesn’t displace the people who are living and working there now? Find out more at UrbanStreetFilms.com.