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On February 11th, a new documentary, “Mayor Ed Lee” will make it’s debut at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Writer, producer, and director, Rick Quan described the film as a “one-hour documentary that chronicles his life from growing up in government housing in Seattle, to becoming Mayor of San Francisco, to his sudden death, and the legacy he leaves behind,”
In regards to his legacy, Quan discovered in the process of making the documentary, that Lee had teamed up with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff who donated $30 million to San Francisco middle schools. Lee also brought the Warriors from Oakland to San Francisco. Quan says depending who you ask, either of these could be considered Lee’s legacy.
Mayor Ed Lee served one full term as mayor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack on December 12, 2017.
Listen to Ethan Bearman’s full conversation with Rick Quan about the film below. You can purchase tickets here for the premiere.