September 8-9, 7:30 p.m.
complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
$7 admission

free with membership!

September 09 Series


Sowing the Seeds of Justice 
Directed by Abby Ginzberg
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
7:30 pm, complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided
$7 admission or free with Lab membership ($50 level and above)

To attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on Wednesday, September 9

In 1982, Cruz Reynoso, the son of farm workers, became the first Latino California Supreme Court Justice. “Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice” follows Reynoso's extraordinary life, from his childhood growing up in La Habra, California; to his heroic tenure as the director of the California Rural Legal Assistance; to his five years as Associate Justice; to the Presidential Medal of Freedom he received in 2000. Abby Ginzberg’s luminous film reveals the life of a man devoted to eradicating discrimination and inequality at all levels of society.

Moderator - Jessie Deeter

Jessie Deeter is a veteran documentary filmmaker and journalist and the Producer of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” She is currently producing “Revenge of the Electric Car,” and she recently co-produced “Tapped,” a feature documentary about bottled water that is currently screening in film festivals across the country. She is also putting the final touches on a short documentary about breast cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates.

The film and moderator for Tuesday, September 8th will be announced the

week of August 31st

Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the LAB, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.

Read the August 28, 2009 article on Rough Cuts in 

View the June '09 Series here
View the March ’09 Series here.
View the Fall ’08 Series here.
View the Spring Series ’08 here

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