The Shoots (2018) Photography, Art Installation
The Shoots is a multimedia exhibit on the making of the film Life is Fare. Opening at the Tenderloin Museum (September 2018), the show’s moniker is a colloquial term used by crew members to reference the seemingly endless production process between 2015- 2018, the time that it took to shoot, re-shoot, re-re-shoot, post-produce, and promote the finished product of Life is Fare.
Throughout this process, cast members moved away, passed away, got married, had babies, and flourished as artists in their own right. During that same period, the Tenderloin captured in the film changed considerably--most notably the closure of set locations at Tenderloin landmarks including The Gangway and the original Lafayette Diner.
As described by the Tenderloin Museum, “The Shoots is an existential roar that commemorates the Tenderloin and the Eritrean community that calls the neighborhood home while celebrating the success of Life Is Fare.”