The Red Poppy’s new film series, Red Reels, will kick off during Black History Month on Sunday, February 10th with a screening of Throw Down Your Heart depicting Béla Fleck’s musical odyssey to Africa and a solo performance by Fat Opie's Scott Mickelson following the film. Directed by Sascha Paladino, the film follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of banjo. It’s a boundary-breaking musical adventure that celebrates the beauty and complexity of Africa – an Africa that is very different from what is often seen in the media today. Scott Mickelson is the singer/songwriter for San Francisco band Fat Opie. His narrative style continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American. The Red Poppy Art House is located at 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Doors open at 6pm, film at 6:30pm. Admission is $5-15 sliding scale. This is an all-ages event, and wheelchair friendly.
The Red Poppy Art House is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District as neighborhood micro-center for artistic and intercultural life. The Poppy is an artist-driven organization that seeks to empower and transform society by engaging communities in multi-cultural and artistic initiatives. Over the past ten years, the Red Poppy has become a well-respected name in the Bay Area arts community as an incubator for artists of multiple disciplines. We provide a fertile, informal space for gathering, discussion, and artistic cross-pollination. Operating from an urban storefront of 650 square feet, we are able to host approximately 65 attendees. The Red Poppy is home to over 150 diverse performances, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies annually.