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LES Heritage Film Series, Pt.7


April 5, 2011

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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:

Crosby Street (1975, 18 min., 16mm) -
Director Jody Saslow takes a look at the various economic, social, and aesthetic strata on a New York City street. Includes interviews with residents and merchants and scenes of the homeless.

The Mural on Our Street
(1964, 18 min., 16mm) -
Kirk Smallman and Dee Dee Halleck show children and other members of the Henry Street Settlement House as they make drawings of zoo animals for a large tile mural to be used in a new building in their neighborhood. Follows the processes involved in making the tiles and shows views of the completed mural.

The Trouble with Chinatown 
(1970, 26 min., 16mm) -
Originally televised on WNBC's New York Illustrated, producer and writer, Bill Turque's  survey of the social and educational structure of New York's Chinatown and its current problems due to increased immigration, the generation gap, and changing socio-political conditions. Includes interviews with leading Chinese-American citizens.