Vintage 1990s Mission antigentrification films set for a new showing

first_img“Have you seen her, La Misíon?” is scheduled for Sept. 15 at the Big Roxie theater at 5 p.m. The five films’ total running time clocks in at around 75 minutes. Mission Local had a chance to meet with Vero Majano for a question-and-answer session.How long have you been in the Mission?Born and raised, baby. I’ve been here 51 years. If there was such a thing, I’d almost be a townie. But I’ve traveled abroad: Norway, Paris — you know, I’ve done my Eurotrip. But I always want to come back.You grew up here. What was it like back then?It was good. A lot of my work was inspired from it. A lot of us had our nonprofit jobs and we could afford our own pads at one time. There was a big independent filmmaking community here and I even got a chance to show my actual film at ATA (Artists’ Television Access).Vero Majano.How did you find out you liked film?My mom would just drop us off at Brava Theater and we would watch movies all day. I think I got turned on to movies because I would just get dropped off there and see movies we shouldn’t have seen as kids, like Taxi Driver. How did you get involved in film professionally?I made my first film in my mid-20s. This film project I’m co-curating with Sergio De La Mora, he was working at this film festival called Cine Accion and I had just made my first film. I had a grant from the Film Arts Foundation and there was this place where you made films at. I got a grant for first-time filmmakers and I learned how to shoot film, like 16-millimeter film. At the time, I was responding to the grandfather of this current tech boom, so I was responding to what was happening to the neighborhood at the time and my film Calle Chula was my response to that.What was it like making Calle Chula and what was it about?It was responding to the changes that I was seeing 20 years ago in the Mission. It was a lot of fun, but a lot of torture, because it was my first project. When I see that film, I geek out on the fact that it was shot on film. When I look at it, I would cringe for the first couple of years, but now I look at it as a document of place and time in the Mission, my voice and my youth. I look at it differently now. The film is like a street version of Rip Van Winkle; it’s kind of based a bit on that. It’s [the female protagonist’s] journey to find out what the hell is happening — and what’s happening is gentrification. You would call it experimental narratives. Getting films made was expensive, but I had a homegirl working at a dot-com so she paid for the print using the company card. What are the origins of Saturday’s film program?The other films all were curated together because they were all about the Mission. Our films would play the circuit together and we had a program back then called “Have you seen her, La Misíon?” and for this program 20 years later we just wanted to use the same title. I think with showing these films from 20 years ago is a chance to reminisce and for people who have been here to see old visuals. It’s also for people to remember that we have been fighting gentrification for all this time. I don’t use gentrification too much in my work because we’re in post-gentrification; if you’re still here, you survived it or are still trying to survive it. Let’s go through the list and talk about the films. Nora Cadena did Ni aquí ni allá and Pepe Urquijo did Algun Dia, where he addressed Proposition 187, the proposition promising to end benefits for undocumented immigrants that was later declared unconstitutional, and its fiction. Then there’s my film, and then there’s Al Hernandez’ That Mission Rising! which is about what was here in the Mission before all of us. I remember when I saw that film, it inspired me to make my film with a vision and get experimental with it.The other film is Armand Emamdjomeh’s, New Mission, which he made in 2010. It’s from a couple of years ago and it’s all stills. I think of all the films like a playlist and he’s going to end it because it’s in the present. His is a good end-song for the program.What other projects do you have going on?I’m working on a project about Los Siete De La Raza, about seven young men who were accused of killing a white police officer in 1969. I’m telling the story of Los Siete and I do a live narration. It’s going to be premiering 2019 at Brava, to mark the 50-year anniversary of the case. Email Address ‘Getting films made was expensive, but I had a homegirl working at a dot-com, so she paid for the print using the company card.’ Right around the turn of the century, San Francisco was in the throes of an earlier tech boom, and many communities were feeling the changes. In response, some native Mission filmmakers decided to capture their home on film with documentary and narrative driven films. Originally shown during the now-defunct Cine Accion film festival decades ago, these five films have been selected and set to re-air Saturday on their 20th anniversary in the Cine + Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival in a program called “Have you seen her, La Misíon?” The films have been curated by local filmmakers Vero Majano and Sergio De La Mora, and are dedicated to filmmaker Nora Cadena, whose film Ni aquí ni allá [Neither here nor there] is in the program. Cadena died of cancer earlier this year. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

RHINO Rugby having recently won the contract as O

first_imgRHINO Rugby, having recently won the contract as Official Ball Supplier for the Rugby Football League and the Super League for the next three years, have recruited James Roby of St Helens and Ryan Hall of Leeds Rhinos as their Rugby League Brand Ambassadors.Managing Director of Rhino Rugby League, and former Saints CEO Tony Colquitt comments: “I am delighted to welcome two world class English players to the Rhino Rugby League brand. Both Ryan and James will be working with Rhino Rugby League to activate our plans within the game. The players will feature in promotional materials and in store activation programmes with Rhino Rugby League’s key trade partners.“The players will also be developing their own range of balls. Rhino Rugby League is committed to delivering world class bespoke products to the game and the signing of Ryan and James signals our intentions.”James Roby added: “I am delighted to sign with Rhino Rugby League and very excited by some of the plans that they have in place. It’s great that a famous brand such as Rhino is now committing to League.”last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for their Tetley

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for their Tetley’s Challenge Cup Round 4 match at Huddersfield Giants.They welcome back Jordan Turner, Luke Walsh, Willie Manu, Kyle Amor and Alex Walmsley.Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3.Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 11. Sia Soliola, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 23. Joe Greenwood, 25. Anthony Walker, 26. Matty Dawson.Paul Anderson will choose his Huddersfield side from:1. Scott Grix, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 4. Joe Wardle, 5. Aaron Murphy, 6. Danny Brough, 7. Luke Robinson, 8. Eorl Crabtree, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Craig Kopczak, 11. Brett Ferres, 12. Jason Chan, 13. Chris Bailey, 14. Michael Lawrence, 16. David Faiumu, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 18. Kyle Wood, 19. Jodie Broughton, 20. Antonio Kaufusi, 27. Jake Connor.The game kicks off at 2.15pm and the referee will be Phil Bentham.Tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

SAINTS are off to the Grand Final with a fivetry

first_imgSAINTS are off to the Grand Final with a five-try victory over Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park.Led superbly by a strong pack and solid defence, they won 30-12 to set up a title date with either Wigan or Warrington.Tries from Jordan Turner and Adam Swift gave Saints a 12-6 half time lead before Willie Manu’s second half effort effectively took the game from Catalan.Mose Masoe then powered over and Mark Percival sealed a great victory.Nathan Brown recalled Josh Jones for the Semi-Final clash with Alex Walmsley returning from suspension on the bench.It was a tentative opening from both sides; Jordan Turner kicking dead and Catalan firing a high ball that was collected by Paul Wellens.Sam Williams then made a break but Saints were up to his last tackle option.Mark Percival missed the chance to put Saints ahead when the Dragons were penalised for offside; the youngster dragging his kick wide.Saints forced a drop out in the tenth minute but had to weather another period of pressure from the visitors.And on 20 minutes that pressure told albeit courtesy of the video referee and a very forward pass.Morgan Escare didn’t mind though, collecting the offload and putting his side ahead to boos from the home support.Thomas Bosc adding the extras.Saints hit back almost immediately.Massive runs from Luke Thompson and Willie Manu set up the field position and Jordan Turner showed immense strength to pull his side back into it.Percival with the conversion.Josh Jones took Sam Williams’ high ball on 33 minutes before Catalan tried to twist the screw once again.But when the visitors were penalised for very physical play in the tackle, Saints made them pay.Turner switched play on the left hand side and Adam Swift swooped down the touchline to score a quite wonderful try.Percival adding the extras from the touchline to give Saints a 12-6 lead at half time.Saints probed early in the second half and turned Catalan on their heels with a number of good kicks.And on their next attack they scored.Josh Jones drove it in before it went right, from Wellens and Percival to Makinson who flew down the right to turn it back inside for Willie Manu.Mark Percival making it a 12-point game before he duly tagged on a penalty in the 55th minute too.Saints were rampant and it was no surprise when Mose Masoe rampaged to the line, swatting players off in the process.Mark Percival danced through the defence after the hour mark only for Michael Oldfield to score moments later.Saints had, in all honesty, had taken the sting out of the game by then and played out their sets to head into a mouthwatering Old Trafford showdown.Match Summary:Saints: Tries: Turner, Swift, Manu, Masoe, PercivalGoals: Percival (5 from 7)Dragons:Tries: Escare, OldfieldGoals: Bosc (2 from 2)Penalties: Saints: 7Dragons: 6HT: 12-6FT: 30-12REF: Richard SilverwoodATT: 8888Teams:Saints: 17. Paul Wellens; 2. Tommy Makinson, 22. Mark Percival, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 15. Mark Flanagan; 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 16. Kyle Amor, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 28. Luke Thompson, 3. Jordan Turner.Subs: 11. Sia Soliola, 13. Willie Manu, 18. Alex Walmsley, 27. Greg Richards.Dragons: 2. Morgan Escaré; 5. Michael Oldfield, 4. Ben Pomeroy, 25. Vincent Duport, 18. Daryl Millard; 6. Thomas Bosc, 34. Sam Williams; 8. Olivier Elima, 9. Ian Henderson, 12. Louis Anderson, 11. Zeb Taia, 17. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Greg Mounis.Subs: 10. Jeff Lima, 16. Eloi Pelissier, 21. Julian Bousquet, 29. Benjamin Garcia.last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham couldnt fault the effort of his

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham couldn’t fault the effort of his depleted charges as they went down 12-4 at Wigan.Injury ravaged Saints battled at the DW Stadium but just couldn’t find the crucial score following a monumental effort.“I thought it was a brilliant effort,” he said. “We came into the game after losing our in-form half back in Travis Burns last week and then we lost Jon Wilkin in Captain’s run. We had zero time to do anything as a team together – but I know there have been other teams in that situation.“So to put yourself in the situation to be in the game for 70-odd minutes is good. We had a scratchy start but they didn’t really break our systems. They had the charge down and the kick that stuck in the mud at the end.“Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook was outstanding. He must have played in three or four different positions. The half backs did well too; they took us around the pitch but their lack of experience hurt us at times. That is understandable though.“Ideally, when you put a partnership together you need time – a pre-season – and this one was done in less than 24 hours. Jon Wilkin won’t be available Monday so we have a little time to work on this partnership. We can put right some of the wrongs.“If a couple of decisions or a couple of bounces had gone our way then it could have been a different game. The forwards played double minutes and we got tried and made mistakes. With a couple more subs we would have rolled it more.“It was a great derby wasn’t it – these occasions never seem to let us down.”He continued: “It’s disappointing that we lost a couple of players again. It is like that every week now. I might have to put my boots on.“The injury to Paul… that is a reoccurring thing we are aware of. He is a warrior; any other player wouldn’t have started the game. I had to trust his judgement and he didn’t want to let me or the team down. He got through the half well but he looked bad in the dressing room at half time.“Joe on the other hand has gone straight to hospital with a lower leg injury.“The boys will be ready Monday. Hull played yesterday and have a day on us, but we will be ready, They showed resilience today to hang on in there.”Tickets for Monday’s game are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham said he thought his side deserve

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham said he thought his side deserved something out of tonight’s game at Langtree Park.Marc Sneyd hit a drop goal with around three minutes to go to hand Hull FC a 17-16 victory.But like his opposite number Lee Radford, Keiron agreed a draw would have been a fair result.“I thought we probably deserved something out of the game,” he explained. “We have probably played some games this year, put in half an effort we did tonight and won convincingly.“So as disappointed as I am in the loss, it isn’t for myself but for the players. I genuinely believe they deserved something out of the game for what they put in.“The try before half time hurt us – and there is no one to blame for the goal miss. There was a lot of stuff there for us to win the game. You have to give credit to both sides though and especially my boys. Hull chucked everything at us. They rested six or seven on Monday and brought them back, in fresh.“We had players pushing through coming off a short turnaround so I am really proud of them. Credit to Hull though, they hung on in there and their belief at the back end of games has won them games. We need to manage the game better at the back end.“We found something on Monday at Widnes that worked – working hard for each other gets results, and even though the bodies might not have wanted to do that tonight, we found a way to keep on going.“We had three good ball sets in the second half but we weren’t clinical enough. Walshy skews his kick, Fages’ effort gets charged down. We can take a lot out of tonight and if we have the same effort over the next few weeks we won’t be far off.”He continued: “We don’t know what’s happening with Joe (Greenwood). Jon Wilkin went well through the middle and I moved him to spell Joe … the idea was to bring Joe back and move Wilko back to where he was good in the first half. But we couldn’t do that.“When we get some people back we will have more strike. Those nearly opportunities will become definites.“We will keep on fighting, though. We will deal with it and do our best next week.”last_img read more

Mental health is about the way you think and feel

first_imgMental health is about the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with ups and downs. We’ve put together 10 practical ways to look after your mental health.Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time, but it can make a big difference.Talk about your feelingsTalking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy.Eat wellThere are strong links between what we eat and how we feel – for example, caffeine and sugar can have an immediate effect. But food can also have a long-lasting effect on your mental health.Keep in touchFriends and family can make you feel included and cared for. They can offer different views from whatever’s going on inside your own head. They can help keep you active, keep you grounded and help you solve practical problems.Take a breakA change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health. It could be a five-minute pause from cleaning your kitchen, a half-hour lunch break at work or a weekend exploring somewhere new. A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you.Accept who you areSome of us make people laugh, some are good at maths, others cook fantastic meals. Some of us share our lifestyle with the people who live close to us, others live very differently. We’re all different.Keep activeExperts believe exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better. Exercise also keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy.Drink sensiblyWe often drink alcohol to change our mood. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary.Ask for helpNone of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things go wrong. If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.Do something you’re good atWhat do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past? Enjoying yourself helps beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you’re good at it and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.Care for othersCaring for others is often an important part of keeping up relationships with people close to you. It can even bring you closer together.last_img read more


first_imgA local lad Dave went to Windleshaw Primary School and finished his education at St Teresa’s. He was a fine all-round sportsman in his youth and as a goalkeeper for the Town Team attracted the attention of Manchester City. Alas, his parents urged him to continue with his apprenticeship at Pilkingtons as a glass cutter, rather than the somewhat precarious rout of professional football, but semi-professional rugby league was soon to beckon.His rugby career came to prominence with Ruskin Park Colts, from where he was signed by St Helens RFC. A forceful and belligerent second row forward, who relished the physical contact side of the sport, Dave made his debut in the First Team against Blackpool Borough on 12th September 1964. He was initially on the bench, with Peter Harvey for this game, which the Saints won 37-5. The game itself was characterized by a hat-trick from stand-off Keith Northey, together with a brace [and 5 goals] from scrum-half Alex Murphy.A regular member of what was quite a strong A Team at Knowsley Road, Dave played for the seniors on seven occasions, with five more as substitute, scoring two tries. It was always extremely competitive for places in the back-row at the time of Dave’s arrival, with the likes of John Mantle, Ray French, John Warlow, Mervyn Hicks, Jimmy Mustard and others all vying for a spot. Dave’s last match for the Saints’ first team was when he came off the bench in the Floodlit trophy Preliminary round [second leg] against Salford at Knowsley Road, on 26th September 1966.He damaged knee ligaments in the Challenge Cup quarter final against Swinton in 1966 and could, conceivably, have been on the bench for the Wembley showdown with Wigan. Yet he remained stoic. “Just to be in a dressing room, surrounded by the likes of Vollenhoven, Murphy, Watson and men like these was just fantastic and a privilege few rugby league players had”, he recalled several years ago. “They are priceless memories that will never leave me!”He married Margaret [Catterall] in 1966 and early in the 1967-68 season, Dave was transferred to Widnes, with Ray French, as part of the deal that took Frank Myler to Knowsley Road. Dave played 18 times for the Chemics, scoring one try. He enjoyed the experience, but he was a St Helens lad at heart and never really wanted to leave Knowsley Road.When he retired after his Widnes sojourn, he returned to one of his first loves: football and kept goal for Pilkingtons. In the summer months he was a wicketkeeper with St Helens Recs and played with distinction for a number of years in the Liverpool Competition. He also had a spell when he put the boots on once again to help the A team out at Knowsley Road. Dave also coached the youth teams at Ruskin Park and Blackbrook. Dave always kept himself fit with regular visits to the gym and trained at West Park RUFC when he could. He also loved to sing and was a member of the Woodlanders, a well-known group on the local scene.After leaving Pilkingtons, he became a Classroom Assistant at Nugent House, a natural transition, according to his son, Chris: “Dad loved to help youngsters develop generally, not just in sport, and this role came quite naturally to him. He was truly selfless and remained heavily involved with St Julie’s Primary School and the Church in Eccleston”.Dave maintained strong links with St. Helens RFC and remained a staunch committee member of the Saints’ Players Association, right from its inception in the late 1970s. “He loved going to other Associations’ functions,” remembers Chris. “He loved talking to those who he played against He was extremely proud to have represented his home town teams – Saints in particular. When he received news of his Heritage Number recently [820], he was so thrilled.”Dave had a great sense of humour, right to the end and is survived by his wife, Margaret, son Chris, daughter Clare and four grandchildren.Everyone at the St Helens club send their condolences to the family at this sad time.last_img read more

VIDEO Sams Pit Stop robbed deputies search for suspect

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man shattered the front glass to break into a convenience store in Bolton.The sheriff’s office has released surveillance video of the crime.- Advertisement – It happened Friday around 3:30 a.m. at the Sam’s Pit Stop on the Green Swamp Highway.This is video of the suspect breaking through the window and hopping behind the cash register.According to the incident report, the suspect stole cigars, and oil and gas treatment.Related Article: Men accused of failing to do construction jobs after paidIf you know anything, contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.last_img

Support college scholarships at Port City Rip the Runway

first_img This event highlights local talent, DJs, small and commercial businesses, local models, make-up artists, hair stylists, clothing designers and local community leaders and business owners.The models are ordinary women, men, and children in the community with a desire to rip the runway. WWAY’s own Amanda Fitzpatrick will be walking in the “Boss Chic” category.It’s happening Saturday, January 27 from 6-8 p.m. in Windell Daniels Hall, located inside Union Station on the campus of Cape Fear Community College.Related Article: Operation BBQ Relief to end operations SundayTickets start at $30 and there are VIP options available. You can purchase tickets here or at the door.Port City Rip the Runway is an event highlighting unity in the community. Enjoy a fun night, support each other and help raise money for the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship Foundation.To learn more about Port City Rip the Runway, click here for the event website or follow them on Facebook.About Lillie Ann Heggins:Mrs. Lillie Ann Heggins was an educator in North Carolina for over 37 years. Her passion was to educate youth and expose them to endless possibilities in the world. She began her teaching career at Southwest High School in Jacksonville, NC and then finished her teaching at Myrtle Grove Middle School as a Math/Business Education teacher and ROCAME advisor. Her belief in education was to use it as a catapult to place youth in opportunities for success. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Enjoy a fashion show, music and fun for the whole family while supporting a great cause this weekend at Port City Rip the Runway.Founded by Brandon and Suprena Hickman, the show started in 2012 and benefits the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship Foundation which aims to send children to college.- Advertisement – last_img read more