Stable Life national broadcast this week on PBS World Channel’s America Reframed!


We are so proud to be part of America Reframed‘s third season!  Broadcast in most places will be tonight, March 17 2015 8 PM. Check your local listings here.


Also, we will be having a special online screening and live chat on Wednesday March 18, 7PM Eastern Standard Time. Live chat participants include director Sara MacPherson, Producer Tricia Creason Valencia, Paromita Shah of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. The discussion will be moderated by America Reframed’s Monika Navarro. Register to participate here.


Jose Luis Campos America Reframed image

Jose Luis Campos America Reframed image

Stable Life national broadcast on America Reframed March 17, 2015!

Great news!  Stable Life will air nationally on the World Channel’s series AMERICA REFRAMED (distributed by WGBH in Boston). Check here for your station info and times.



Stable Life wins Audience Award at GIFF in South Korea!

Sara accepts the Audience Award at the Gwangju International Film Festival

Sara MacPherson accepts the Audience Award at the Gwangju International Film Festival

GIFF filmmakers, including Nicholas Bonner, right, director of Comrade Kim Goes Flying
Filmmakers, including Nicholas Bonner, right, director of Comrade Kim Goes Flying

We are so honored to have received the Audience Award at the 13th Annual Gwangju International Film Festival!


GIFF is a film festival dedicated to bringing emerging international directors to South Korea, building a bridge between Eastern and Western cinematic arts and showcasing films with themes of democracy, peace, and human rights.



This year’s festival included a retrospective of the remarkable films of Chinese filmmaker Xie Fei, as well as the charming romantic comedy Almost Perfect, by American director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan.













Stable Life’s Asian Premiere at the Gwangju International Film Festival!

GIFFStable Life will headline the Closing Night program at the 2013 Gwangju International Film Festival

We are honored to participate in this notable festival dedicated to human rights programming.

Our screening will take place September 2, 2013.














After premiering to enthusiastic audiences in Santa Barbara, we are thrilled to be making our Bay Area Premiere at Cinequest in San Jose!

Screening information:

Wednesday February 27,  2013 @ 7 PM at the San Jose Repertory Theater

Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 4 PM at the  San Jose Repertory Theater

Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 7PM at the San Jose Repertory Theater

Sara & Tricia will be present for Q & As after each screening.

Purchase your tickets here!


Stable Life World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

We’re on the road!

Stable Life will be making its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as part of the Santa Barbara Fund for Social Justice Documentary Competition!

Sara MacPherson and Tricia Creason-Valencia will be present for Q&A after both screenings.


Sunday January 27 2013 at 10 am

Tuesday January 29 2013 at 7 pm

Both at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. , Santa Barbara , CA 93101.


Get your tickets, spread the word, and stay tuned for more news about Stable Life on the festival circuit!










Stable Life sneak preview at the 2012 Boston Latino International Film Festival!

Stable Life will have a sneak preview screening on Sunday, October 28, 3 PM at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies as part of the upcoming Boston Latino International Film Festival 2012!

The festival runs October 25-28, with 60 movies from 17 countries screening at Harvard and Northeastern University. Director Sara MacPherson will attend the screening and the following Q&A. She will also participate in a panel on Immigration, Media & Stereotypes: their effect on Society immediately prior to the screening.  We hope to see you there!    

STABLE LIFE Screening: 

Sunday October 28, 2012, 3 PM

Harvard University/David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138


Discussion panel at 2 pm co-presented by the Lawyers Guild of Massachusetts




Stable Life featured in Univision news

Director Sara MacPherson discusses the unsettling events leading to the deportation of Mario & Dionicia, subjects in her documentary Stable Life. A family–and a documentary–torn apart by deportation.

SF Film Collective Open House, Thursday December 1, 6-8 PM

Please Join Us In Celebration!

THE SF FILM COLLECTIVE:  Members screen works in progress

SF FILM SPOTS: Catch a first glimpse of an exciting, new mobile app

Please join us in celebration as we share a toast to a convergence of Mayor’s office initiaves, benefiting filmmakers, film lovers and ultimately all San Franciscans. Films, food and swills provided.

The SF Film Collective, offering low cost office space to local independent filmmakers, is located in the heart of the Mid-Market revitalization and the City’s goal to restore the Central Market arts district. Additionally members have the unique advantage of lightning fast internet, courtesy of the Department of Technology’s Community Broadband Network, a program spawned from the Mayor’s office vision to bring free wifi to challenged neighborhoods.

We are also taking the opportunity to announce a first: a mobile app dedicated to the City’s rich movie history. Developer Dennis Harvey amplifies the San Francisco experience with the roll out of SF FILM SPOTS. Using a data provided by The Film Office for the Mayor’s office DataSF initiative, the app provides an interactive map of movie locations in San Francisco along with history and fun facts.

This is a free event. Donations accepted and appreciated, will help fund equipment for the benefit of Collective tenants.

 *SF Film Collective, 134A Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Parking available at  Golden Gate and Jones lot. 


Stable Life work-in-progress to screen at Rough Cuts, Monday November 14, 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce that Stable Life will screen at the November 2011 session of Rough Cuts next Monday night, November 14, 7:30 PM, at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth Street, between Mission & Howard, San Francisco. Admission is $7, which includes wine & hors d’oeuvres. This will be the first public screening of Stable Life, and we expect that the audience feedback we receive will be important as we refine the film.

Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at various locations throughout San Francisco. Each meeting screens one rough cut of a long-form documentary followed by a moderated conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. The series also aims to provide a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.

Moderator: Donald Goldmacher

Donald Goldmacher is the President of PsychComp Associates and is both a psychiatrist and a filmmaker. He has served as director of Planning for the California Department of Health, and was the director of Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse Services of Contra Costa County, CA. His films include “Do No Harm” and “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House,” which won over 20 festival awards and aired on HBO. His most recent film, “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” recently made its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

*Red and white wine provided by Hahn Winery

For more information about the evening and Rough Cuts in general, visit


We hope to see you there!