San Francisco Stories – Big City, Big Stories
Director: Scotty Cornfield, Donna Mae Foronda, Tony Jonick, Alisha McCutcheon, Dana Moe
Writer: Scotty Cornfield, Donna Mae Foronda, Tony Jonick, Dana Moe (Screenplay)
Starring: Nicole Azalee Danielle, Bettina Devin, Linnae Dosumu-Johnson, Carlos Flores Jr, Tony Gapastione, Alessandro Garcia, Chris Marsol, Adrienne Thomas, Robet Henningsen, Andrea Lea Martzipan
Plot: Five intertwined stories set in San Francisco. The triumphs and tragedies of people dealing with life’s difficulties and discoveries set against this beautiful city in the first quarter of the 21st Century.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Thoughts on San Francisco Stories
Left Heart follows Connie (Thomas) a social media employee. That spends her time on her dating app, searching for love. We follow Connie as she is looking to get through problems with. Work as well as taking early steps into the dating world once again.
Sign of the Times
Sign of the Times follows Plato (Marsol) a great poet who has fallen on hard times. Finding himself on the streets selling signs to get through each day. Plato will find himself with a wealthy admirer. Who wants to know more about his signs, as how he ends up on the streets. He will explain his story, one that she wants to learn more and more about.
Flowers in her Hair
Flowers in her Hair follows Mel (Martzipan) who gets a proposal she isn’t prepared for from Del (Hailey). Which will see her put in a difficult decision in need of rescuing. Mel looks to honour a promise she once made in high school. One she isn’t prepared for, offer to help Del solve his own problem she is facing.
Deepwater follows lawyer Marwan Castillo (Garcia) as he helps defendants who don’t have much in life. His latest case needing to defend his cousin Andy (Flores Jr). Marwan sees his case load starting to pile. With him being forced to take cases he could have won easily. It is estranged cousin that is making his life even more difficult, with his desperate cries for help.
Moonwalker follows an unlikely couple Mikey (Henningsen) and Nina (Dosumu-Johnson) as they have their first date. Getting into deeper conversations, once that would show them in a different light to each other.
San Francisco Stories brings us five stories that will cross over as we get to learn more about the characters we meet. Each story will bring a different subject matter. Left Heart coming off like a romantic comedy. Which does feel like it has the most to offer with the time it is given.
Deepwater does have a more serious approach, one that we could have seen a lot more from. It will tackle the serious subject of needing to be there for family or a friend as they battle their own problems. Sign of the Times will bring us a story about wealth and message. Showing how two people can come together for the reason of helping people get the message through.
Moonwalker seems to be the story that passes through the most other stories. It will seem to have the least going on about it. Flowers in Her Hair will focus on the bigger idea of promises you can make in life. Told in an unusual fairy-tale like formation.
The idea that we have a big city with many different stories in life shows we can never see how many different stories we can find in life. Never the struggles people have or the things they want in life.
Final Thoughts – San Francisco Stories is a nice series of stories around a big city, proving not every story is what it looks like on the outside.