EVEN IN DARKNESS
(27 min) US


MONDAY 10/23, 7:00 PM (Session 11)

Director: James Hosking
Producers: James Hosking, Jeremy Lybarger

Description:
Every night between 10pm and 4am Reverend Lyle Beckman walks the streets of San Francisco. He's the city's Night Minister, the fourth man to hold the job since 1964. In his encounters with the homeless, addicts, sex workers, and those in need, Beckman seeks to comfort rather than convert. The film is a witness to intimate interactions—and a side of the city—that few people ever see. Even In Darkness explores questions of faith, the necessity of interpersonal contact, and the power of empathy.

Biography:
James Hosking is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in San Francisco. His work has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The California Sunday Magazine, Huffington Post, High Country News, Port, The Advocate, Longreads, Out, Afar, Dazed & Confused, SF Weekly, Feature Shoot, CityLab, Paper, and many others. He developed an ongoing series focusing on performers at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, a Tenderloin bar that hosts a long-running weekly drag show. In 2014, he made a short film about three of the performers entitled Beautiful By Night. It was the recipient of a Platinum Award at the 2015 Spotlight Documentary Awards. James’ new film Even in Darkness is a collaborative work with the Tenderloin Museum. The Museum will partner on future public programming for the project.
Jeremy Lybarger is a writer and editor interested in drugs, poverty, gender, labor, crime, and subcultures of all kinds. His longform reporting and essays have appeared in Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, New York, Pacific Standard, California Sunday, Esquire, The New Republic, The Advocate, Salon, San Francisco, Bookforum and many other outlets. Longreads named his cover story about psychics who advise Silicon Valley one of the top five reads of the week in July 2015. His work has also been picked up by Longform, Digg, New York, CityLab, The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell, HuffPost, The Washington Post, Mic, Poynter, Vox, and other outlets. He previously worked at Mother Jones and SF Weekly, where he was a staff writer and co-editor.

Contact Information:
e: jameschosking@gmail.com
w: www.jameshosking.com/even-in-darkness


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