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Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7pm – Rat Film

Location: Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Screening Rat Film (2016) – 82 min.
Written and Directed by Theo Anthony
Produced by Sebastian Pardo and Riel Roch Decter

Synopsis: Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. “Rat Film” is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them–to explore the history of Baltimore. “There’s never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it’s always been a people problem”.

Movie Nights at the Museum
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row. LAPD creates performances and multi-disciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.’s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Bolivia.

About Skid Row History Museum and Archive
The Skid Row History Museum & Archive is an exhibition /performing arts space curated by LAPD. It brings forward the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row and functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood’s activist history and amplifying effective community strategies.