September 29 only

Director Gemma Cubero del Barrio, editor Kyung Lee, and the one-and-only Otto IN PERSON for a Q&A after the film!

“Outstanding Made-in-Hawaii Documentary. An affectionate portrait of an unconventional individual.”

– Mark Schilling, Film Critic at Japan Times

Join the Otto Cake roller coaster ride and travel through the colorful world of Hawai’i. Cheesecake baking wizard Otto, a sweet-souled, punk rock roller-skating and drug-fighting impresario, shares his extraordinary secret recipe for joy.

About the filmmaker: Gemma has been making documentary films for the last twenty years. Her film life began in San Francisco under the mentorship of Lourdes Portillo while working on her groundbreaking documentary film SEÑORITA EXTRAVIADA about the murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In 2009, her POV film, ELLA ES EL MATADOR (SHE IS THE MATADOR), directed and produced with Celeste Carrasco, screened at the Roxie Theater. OTTOMATICAKE was shot in its entirety in Hawaii, edited and post-produced in the San Francisco Bay Area with local editor Kyung Lee, sound mixer Phil Perkins and colorist/onliner Heather Weaver. OTTOMATICAKE premiered at the 37th Hawaii International Film Festival “Made in the Hawaii” competition and just concluded a theatrical run at Doris Duke Theater/Honolulu Museum of Art. The screening at the Roxie Theater is a homecoming and our first screening in California. More about her work:

Directed by Gemma Cubero del Barrio. 2017. Hawai‘i. 61 min. DCP.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.




OTTOMATICAKE: Upcoming Showtimes