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May 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Barrio: Short Films Inspired by Los Sures

With Maria Rosa Badia, Elizabeth Warren, Danya Abt, and Sebastian Diaz.

Tickets available for program via Metrograph

A collection of award-winning short documentaries by fellows in the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio that were inspired by Diego Echeverria’s documentary Los Sures from 1984. These films look at the local flavors of the Southside neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn today. Featured filmmakers: Maria Rosa Badia, Elizabeth Warren, Danya Abt, and Sebastian Diaz will be in attendance for post-screening Q+A discussion.


Brooklyn Barrio: Short Films Inspired by Los Sures (70 min.)

For Sale in Los Sures (2013)

by Andrew Hinton Federica Sasso and Maria Rosa Badia

Micro films about things you can buy in the Southside of Williamsburg.

Brooklyn Cupcake (2012)

by Oresti Tsonopoulos

A Latino family joins forces to start a vibrant cupcake shop in Los Sures.

La Marqueta (2012)

by Elizabeth Lawrence and Sonia Gonzalez

So much to learn from a long-standing Latino marketplace.

Rooted/Uprooted (2014)

by Sam Richardson, Danya Abt, and Elizabeth Delaune Warren

A family-owned flower shop brings Los Sures together in ritual, memory and celebration.

Como Preparar Patitas de Cerdo (2013)

by Tamer Hassan, Constanza Mirré, Maria Rosa Badía

A look into the neighborhood through a unique culinary tradition.

Toñita’s (2014)

by Beyza Boyacioglu and Sebastian Diaz

A  portrait of the last Puerto Rican social club in Los Sures.



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.

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

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

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

Explore the project at http://lossur.es/


May 11, 2016
7:30 pm

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