Saturday, September 27, 2014
Diego Echeverria’s Los Sures skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources in Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood. Yet Echeverria’s 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. The screening will be shown with a presentation of Living Los Sures, the expansive documentary project by Southside-based UnionDocs, in which the original is reframed and remixed just in time for the 30th anniversary of its premiere at the New York Film Festival. Restored by and 16mm print courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.