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Beautifully restored just in time for the 30th anniversary of the premiere at the New York Festival, this documentary is a priceless piece of New York City history.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Sponsored By: 
Hood Museum of Art
Intended Audiences: Public
Categories: Arts , Films

Los Sures, 1984, Directed by Diego Echeverria

In the late 70s and early 80s, 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.

This film is presented in conjunction with Wednesday's (September 28, 7:00-8:00 pm), Arts and Innovation lecture by Christopher Allen, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, NY.

Watch the trailer!

Image caption: Tito (center) in Los Sures, 1984. Photo: UnionDocs.

For more information, contact: 
Alison Palizzolo

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