Fillmore Jazz Documentary Community Screening and Party! 6PM

Fillmore Jazz Documentary Community Screening and Party! 6PM til 12AM


Mon Feb 24


5:00 PM




No Cover Charge - Get In Here!



Fillmore Jazz Documentary Community Screening and Party!


Monday, February 24th 2020
(6PM ’til 12AM)

Community party and screening Feb 24 at the Boom Boom Room from 7-10pm. Photo of Bop City by Steve Jackson Jr. courtesy of his family

Want to be transported to an era in San Francisco when jazz and nightlife thrived in the Fillmore district? Did you even know there was a jazz heyday in the 1940s and 50s that was called “Harlem of the West?” Come learn all about this vibrant moment in time and about the experience of artists of color in San Francisco today.

Bay Area Video Coalition is thrilled to host a community party and screening for our new TV documentary, “They Can’t Take That Away: The Legacy of the Fillmore.” Please join us for the screening, live music by talented Fillmore musicians Sam Peoples Jr. and Jacore Baptiste, and a community discussion.

The episode was produced by Senior Production Manager Lubna Takruri over the past several months with production help from BAVCs community as well as the arts communities in the Fillmore and Western Addition. In this episode — a pilot for BAVC’s in-house TV show “Transmission”– you will see archival photos from those days and hear memories of people who experienced this unique moment in the city’s history. We also talk to city officials and young artists about what SF needs to do to keep artists of color thriving today.

Thank you to the Boom Boom Room Presents for hosting our party so we can continue the legacy of jazz right on Fillmore Street!