Alexandra Pelosi’s ninth HBO documentary, San Francisco 2.0
, premiered at the Kabuki last evening. It was, as such events go, pretty heavy with politicos: the director’s mother (Rep. Nancy Pelosi) was there, as were fellow Bay Area Democrats Rep. Anna Eshoo and former 20-term Rep. George Miller, along with Supervisor Malia Cohen and former Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
With all those heavy-hitters, and the access that comes with having them in your life — the 40-minute film includes interviews with Mayor Ed Lee, Gov. Jerry Brown at his most gnomic, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and former mayors Art Agnos and Willie Brown — it’s too bad that San Francisco 2.0
is so light on substance. Pretty much anyone with a passing familiarity of what’s going on in the Bay Area right now will already know virtually everything Pelosi talks about — although it was surprising to hear Newsom speak with such vehemence about how tech needs to step up.