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LES Heritage Film Series, Season 2, Pt.7


May 1, 2012

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Showing films on the first Tuesday of every month. This FREE series will offer documentary and feature films that were shot on location in lower Manhattan on both 16mm and DVD formats.

7th part in the series:

Regeneration (1915, 60 min., 16mm)

Cinematography, Charles Benoît ; writers, Carl Harbaugh and Raoul Walsh. Based on the 1903 memoir My Mamie Rose by Owen Frawley Kildare, we follow the life of an orphaned Bowery boy turned gangster who makes an attempt to reform his ways after catching the eye of a beautiful society girl turned settlement worker.  Walsh captures authentic street scenes including local residents as extras on the Bowery, in Chinatown, and in Lower East Side tenement housing.

A unique musical score will accompany the film consisting of music written in the year 1915 by Erik Satie, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and original and arranged music by the series curator, Sean R. Ferguson.

courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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