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Director Rooth Tang and Producer Michelle Moy


A divisive character who dedicated her life to improving conditions in her community, Rose Pak was San Francisco’s atypical kingmaker. An immigrant from China, she started as a journalist and activist but found her greatest success as a controversial power broker who collaborated with Mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed Lee. She fought against the closure of the Embarcadero Freeway, a vital link to Chinatown, after the Loma Prieta earthquake, but claimed victory in her fight for the building of the city’s Central Subway, her crowning achievement. Rooth Tang unpacks and holds up to the light the work of a woman who worked tirelessly to bring Chinese-American issues to the forefront of discourse in this patient and probing profile of a Bay Area mover and shaker.

Director Rooth Tang

Born in Bangkok and raised in Los Angeles, Rooth is an international filmmaker crisscrossing between Asia, Europe, and the US. His work as an editor includes the Sundance award-winning documentary Nanking (2007) and the Sundance award-winning feature Gook (2017). He made his own feature directing debut with the narrative Sway (2014). Rally is his first documentary.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2023

Premiere World

Runtime 101

Country USA

Director Rooth Tang

Executive Producer Ernestine Fu, Gorretti Lui

Producer Michelle Moy

Editor Beau Cardall

Cinematographer Gavin Murray

Music Pakk Hui

Closed Captions Yes, closed captions are available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently confirmed and will be updated. For any questions about accessibility at SFFILM Events, please email ADA@SFFilm.org.