Thanks to Hank
An Online Tribute Screening to Benefit The Coalition on Homelessness
Join Frameline and the Roxie for a special at home screening of Thanks to Hank to benefit the Coalition on Homelessness SF on Friday, April 23.
Tickets are 'Pay What You Can', with a suggested donation of $10, and give you access to watch the film on your own device for a period of 72 hours.
Be informed and inspired while aiding the fight for housing security and social justice in the Bay Area, a fight Hank Wilson dedicated his life to.
50% of net proceeds will be donated to the Coalition on Homelessness
About the film:
DIRECTOR: Bob Ostertag
2019 | 81m | USA
Thanks to Hank is the inspirational story of a true unsung hero of the gay liberation movement and the AIDS epidemic that followed—Hank Wilson. Unknown to many, but beloved by those whose lives he touched, Hank was the ultimate behind-the-scenes activist who, with uncompromising zeal and pathos, radically altered LGBTQ+ life and rights in the Bay Area—most notably for queer youth in the early days of AIDS.
Brought to life with archival footage, animation, and interviews with collaborators and friends—Tom Ammiano, Lea DeLaria, Donna Lisa Stewart, Gerry Kirby, and Blackberri to name only a few—this sweeping documentary uncovers the stunning impacts of Hank’s efforts that can still be felt today in AIDS service and queer youth organizations, cultural outlets, and local politics.
Capturing four decades of Hank’s work centering on the most marginalized in the community, director Bob Ostertag has created a touching homage that ensures audiences will not only come to know Hank’s legacy but also come to love the warm and relentless nature of a man who ignited immeasurable change.
For decades, the Coalition on Homelessness has developed the leadership skills of homeless San Franciscans to forge true solutions to the housing crisis and beat back mean-spirited attacks against them.