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Drugs in the Tenderloin

Directed by Robert Zagone

SFUFF 2017, Films, Shorts / USA / 1966 / Documentary / 52 mins / English / Color / Video


“Drugs in the Tenderloin” is a documentary shot guerilla-style (when that was not a thing) directed by Robert Zagone in 1966; it captures the Tenderloin as it transformed into a center for young queers and drug users.The film is a chance to catch a rare glimpse of the Tenderloin’s past, and to hear first hand from the people who lived there. The film was rediscovered by the Tenderloin Museum and played a series of sold-out shows in 2015 & 2016. There is only one copy of the film and it cannot be seen on-line or in theatres.