In an age where no one can afford to rent and people are ending up on the street HOME IS A HOTEL is an eye opening film. It’s a film that shows us what it’s like to have your whole world reduced to a single room.
I’m kind of afraid that this excellent film may not find its audience. A low key and matter of fact accounting of several people living in San Francisco’s hotels, this is film that should be getting a big push and lots of notice. However since the film never results to histrionics and simply lets the various people talk and show us their lives this film may seem unexciting, at least looking in from the outside. I say that since when I started I wasn’t certain what I was going to think, it was rather calm. On the other side of the film, by the time the end credits rolled and we are told that no one earning minimum wage can afford housing I was rocked. It was something I knew, however this film made it real and explained what that all means.
What it means is having your world reduced to four walls and having “your table double as a bed” and other things that are just wrong. People need more than four walls.
I’m sorry for the brevity but this film moved me and I don’t have the words.
Just see this – it will move youHome Is a Hotel will premiere in Austin at the Austin Film Festival on October 29, 2023 and will also be featured in the San Diego Asian Film Festival on November 8, 2023 and premiering in Los Angeles on November 19, 2023 at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles DocuSlate