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Directed by Helena’s own, Spencer Wilkinson, “Alice Street” documents the fight between rapid gentrification and local artists attempting to preserve a neighborhood’s history, voice and land. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with director Spencer Wilkinson.
At the intersection of Alice and 14th Streets in the heart of downtown Oakland, tension is brewing between real estate developers and artists around the best present and future uses of a coveted historic space. Following the proposal, creation, and final result of a mural, this documentary shows how art can work as a tool for grassroots activism and underscores the power of coalition-building to disrupt the displacing forces of privilege.