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SINCE I BEEN DOWN Film Screening and Discussion

November 8th 4:00pm - 7:30pm

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Join the Tacoma Film Festival at The Patio at Alma Mater for a FREE outdoors, socially distanced screening and panel discussion of Since I Been Down, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Gilda Sheppard. The discussion will be live from Alma Mater's Fawcett Hall venue, but will be livestream projected into The Patio for the audience to watch. **Please note that this event is not ticketed and is first come, first served for seating. 

WHEN: Sunday, November 8
WHERE: The Patio at Alma Mater (1322 Fawcett Ave) (outdoors, socially distanced)⁣⁣
FILM SCREENING: 4pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: 6pm


There will be three screens throughout The Patio restaurant for the audience to view the documentary and panel discussion. The panel discussion will be live from Alma Mater's Fawcett Hall venue, but will be livestream projected into The Patio for the audience to watch. The Patio is fully tented and heated, and is a counter-service restaurant. To see a full menu, go to almamatertacoma.com/the-patio.

If you are unable to make it to the physical location, you can watch Since I Been Down online for free ($1 service charge) at bit.ly/SIBDTFF (Nov 6–12, tickets available now) and watch the livestreamed panel discussion at bit.ly/SIBDpanel.

Covid Safety Requirements:

– Wear a mask when not seated at a table
– Temperature must read below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
– No more than 6 people per table
– Only people within your party may sit together.
– Respect other guests and keep 6ft distance.
For more FAQ, visit almamatertacoma.com/the-patio-faq.

Since I Been Down is a social justice documentary by award-winning filmmaker Gilda Sheppard. The film takes Tacoma, WA—with a particular focus on the Hilltop—as subject, chronicling how gangs, fear, racism, and power arrested the development of one American community.

Explore the Tacoma Film Festival lineup and more at tacomafilmfestival.com. Tickets/passes on sale now!

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