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Monday, Jun 26 at 8:30 pm

Los Sures in Inwood Hill Park

Free screening at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park as part of Film Works Alfresco presented by Inwood Art Works.

UnionDocs is pleased to co-present this community screening in Manhattan

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. In fact, it had been called the worst ghetto in America. Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources. The complex portrait also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. Beautifully restored, this documentary is a priceless piece of New York City.

“Trenchant and eye-opening.”– The Hollywood Reporter

“An authenticity that has been captured by no fiction film I’ve ever seen.”– L.A. Weekly

“Both an invaluable record of pre-gentrification Brooklyn and an ode to a community’s resilience.” – BAMcinématek

LIVING LOS SURES • 2014

Produced over 5 years by 60 artists at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, LIVING LOS SURES is an expansive project about the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known by its long-term Latino residents as Los Sures, the neighborhood was one of the poorest in New York City in the late 70s and early 80s. In fact, it had been called the worst ghetto in America. Today, it is the site of a battle between local identity and luxury lifestyle. With the restoration of LOS SURES, a brilliant work of cinéma vérité filmmaking as a starting point, the project has developed into a collection of 40 SHORT FILMS, the interactive documentary 89 STEPS, and the cinematic people’s history SHOT BY SHOT, demonstrating new possibilities for collaboration between an arts institution and its surrounding community to collect memories and share local culture.

“One of the most comprehensive, incredible and in-depth interactive projects that we at the film society have ever seen.” –New York Film Festival

“A massive mixed-media project that defies easy categorization.” – IndieWire

“It’s enough to make fans of the Up series salivate.” – Brooklyn Magazine

Program

Los Sures

57 min., 1984, USA

About

Inwood Art Works

The mission of Inwood Art Works is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community. Its vision is to establish a dedicated cultural arts destination that fosters a vibrant multicultural community nourished by local connectivity and sustained by artistic equity.

Inwood Art Works produces and presents:
– Film Works – Presenting exhibitions of short and feature films showcasing and celebrating the Inwood community.
– Art Works – Presenting curated visual art gallery exhibitions featuring the work of local artists in the Inwood community.
– Stage Works – Producing and presenting new, classical, and variety works in the Inwood community.

Film Works Alfresco

The inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series Film Works Alfresco, presented by Inwood Art Works will focus foremost on presenting independent and popular films with local relevance that culturally resonate with the Northern Manhattan community. Twelve free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 21 in 2017. This seasonal cinema series expands public access to professional filmmaking in Northern Manhattan, and presents as diverse an array of films as the community it serves.

“One of the most comprehensive, incredible and in-depth interactive projects that we at the film society have ever seen.” –New York Film Festival

“A massive mixed-media project that defies easy categorization.” – IndieWire

“It’s enough to make fans of the Up series salivate.” – Brooklyn Magazine

Details

Date
Monday, Jun 26
Time
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Program:

Address

97 Park Terrace W

New York, NY 10034 United States
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