SF Latino Film Festival: DECADE OF FIRE

September 25 only

Decade of Fire

Directed by Gretchen Hildebran, Vivian Vazquez

Cast: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Fire Chief John T. O’Hagan, Hetty Fox, Mayor Ed Koch, Mayor John Lindsay, Mike Amadeo, President Richard Nixon, Robert Foster, Robert Moses, Vivian Vazquez


In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx-born Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s untold history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild. Decade of Fire tells the story of the South Bronx that you’ve never heard before, and offers us a roadmap for building the communities we want and truly deserve.

Co-presented by RoxCine.

DECADE OF FIRE is returning to the Roxie for a limited engagement starting October 25. More info here.


SF Latino Film Festival: DECADE OF FIRE: Upcoming Showtimes
September 256:45 PMLittle Roxie