UnionDocs is very excited to partner with El Puente on a free outdoor screening at Havemeyer Park on Friday, September 19th. A collection of short documentaries from Living Los Sures, the expansive documentary project about the Southside of Willamsburg, will be presented. UnionDocs will also preview some of the new interactive elements of the project, which will premiere the following week.
Full runtime: approx. 85 minutes.
Third Shift (Anthony Simon, Michael Vass, Tamer Hassan) 20 minutes.
Ten years after the closure of the Domino Sugar Brooklyn Refinery, two workers return.
*** Awarded Best Short Doc Brooklyn Film Fest 2014***
La Marqueta 2 (Elizabeth Lawrence, Sonia Gonzalez) 5 minutes.
La Marqueta: portraits of one of the oldest markets in Williamsburg.
Of Memory & Los Sures (Laurie Sumiye, Andrew Parsons), 14 minutes.
Animated oral histories of longtime residents reflect a collective memory of Los Sures.
***Official selection at BAM’s Cinefest***
El último pan (Maria Rosa Badia, Federica Sasso) 7 minutes.
The final days of a Mexican bakery that became a staple in a working class neighborhood.
For Sale in Los Sures (Andrew Hinton, Federica Sasso, Maria Rosa Badia) 5 minutes.
A collection of super short films that explore the Southside of Williamsburg through items for sale in the neighborhood.
Rosemary’s Street (Constanza Mirré, Emilia Bilinska,Tamer Hassan) 13 minutes.
A unique event in the life of a young woman reflects the passage of time in the tight knit community of Los Sures.
Toñita’s (Sebastian Diaz, Beyza Boyacioglu), 21 minutes.
A documentary portrait of the last Puerto Rican social club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
***Official selection at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight & “Best Brooklyn Film” Brooklyn Film Fest 2014.***
This event is presented by El Puente CADRE (Community Artists’ Development & Resource Exchange) and UnionDocs, and co-sponsored by Rooftop Films and NYFF.
Screening: 7pm at Havemeyer Park
We are proud to announce that The Film Society of Lincoln Center has selected Living Los Sures for the 2014 New York Film Festival. Now in its third year, the highly anticipated annual program delves into the world of transmedia with a mix of unique films, panels, and immersive experiences.
Saturday, September 27th, join us to launch the expansive documentary project Living Los Sures and premiere the fully restored film Los Sures (Diego Echeverria, 1984). Gearing up for this launch, there will be a number of local events, including the screening on September 5th.
Saturday, September 13 and Saturday, September 20 1-6pm. Get a sneak peak of some of the interactive elements of Living Los Sures at the 3rd annual Southside Connex, annual two-day community street festival in Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg). Havemeyer Street between Grand Street and South 4th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and filled with cultural activities, health and wellness workshops, environmental justice information & resources.
Through October 5th, catch selections from Living Los Sures on view at Fordham University’s Ildiko Butler Gallery.
ABOUT LIVING LOS SURES
In the late seventies and early eighties, the Southside of Williamsburg was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. Los Sures, a documentary from 1984 by Diego Echeverria, skillfully represents the challenges of this time; drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single parent homes, and inadequate local resources. Echeverria’s portrait also celebrates the vitality of the largely Puerto Rican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity and determination to overcome a desperate situation. Living Los Sures is a multi-year production that partners with Echeverria to revisit his powerful film, make it accessible online for the first time, create a collection of companion documentary projects that update, annotate, challenge, and spiral off from the original, and activate the community to share stories around remarkable local histories and important civic issues.
ABOUT EL PUENTE
El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness and environmental action. Founded in 1982 by Luis Garden Acosta, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Green Light District & Community Wellness Program within its four neighborhood Leadership Centers, and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Organizing in North Brooklyn and beyond, El Puente remains at the forefront of community/youth learning and development issues and as such, initiates and impacts social policy both locally and nationally.
ABOUT Southside Connex
Southside Connex is an annual two-day community street festival in Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg) co-produced by El Puente Green Light District and Southside Merchants with support from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with NYC Department of Transportation’s Weekend Walks program, on September 13th and 20th, 1-6PM Havemeyer Street between Grand Street and South 4th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and filled with cultural activities, health and wellness workshops, environmental justice information & resources, and El Puente’s annual ¡WEPA! Festival for Southside Performing Arts on September 20th. Last year, during its inaugural year, Southside Connex attracted over 1,500 community members, artists, tourists, merchants and young people and is remembered as an event that celebrates the Latino culture of the neighborhood and offers local residents the chance to meet and interact with each other in the streets of Los Sures.
While in the neighborhood visit ¡Cultura Con Azúcar!
Make sure to check out the freshly painted ¡Cultura Con Azúcar!, a mural by El Puente’s resident public art collective Los Muralistas de El Puente. The mural reflects the culture, history and people of Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg), incorporating portraits of community members and quotations from residents sharing their memories and dreams for the Southside.