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Screening Tonight – The LES: An Endangered Place

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During the summer, we mentioned a new film, "The Lower East Side: An Endangered Place." Produced by the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and directed by M.A. Shumin, the film looks at the impact of gentrification on the neighborhood. Tonight at 630, there will be a screening and panel discussion about the film at the Tenement Museum. Here's a look at the trailer:

"The LES: An Endangered Place," was part of the Asian American Film Festival. In July, Shumin and ManSee Kong, the director of "Here to Stay," a film about gentrification in Chinatown, spoke with Brian Lehrer of WNYC:

If you would like to attend tonight's event, go to the Tenement Museum's web site, where you can RSVP. It's likely the screening, part of the Museum's popular "Tenement Talks" series, will attract a sizable crowd.

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