A documentary chronicling the remarkable story of San Francisco's Fillmore District. Remembered today mainly for its rock-and-roll auditorium, the Fillmore District is one of the great cautionary tales of American urban life. From the wholesale removal of Japanese Americans during WWII, to the jazz heyday of the 1950's, to the bulldozers of urban renewal, the Fillmore has seen its share of drama. "The Fillmore" sheds light on the way cities come into being by focusing on the bittersweet history of one neighborhood, as told by the residents who fought for its survival. Features the music of Count Basie, John Handy, Jefferson Airplane, and others.