One of our favorite events is having its second year finale tomorrow night. Here’s Sean Ferguson of the Seward Park Library with the details:
We are about to conclude the second season of our Lower East Side Heritage Film Series and for the closer we are ALL TALK. Along with our now traditional send off (we can call it traditional after the second repetition, right?), the film that started this whole (series), The Seward Park Branch and the Neighborhood It Serves (see embedded video above) will be projected in all its 16mm glory. I will be orating the original 1959 script, written by former NYPL employee Donald Fowle, fresh off the heels of a recent performance for the Urban Memory Project — this reading will be the best yet. And if you have not seen this film, it is a MUST for anyone who has lived in or around the Seward Park area. Or for anybody who simply loves seeing the old LES… in moving picture form! The Seward Park film will be followed by a selection of shorts from our vast Young Filmmakers Foundation Collection. Three titles were chosen that not only represent what this collection has to offer, but also which include some choice location footage of downtown Manhattan. To make this evening even more exciting, YFF organizer Rodger Larson and one of our featured filmmakers Michael Jacobsohn have agreed to come to the event and share with us some of their experiences with the famed Film Club. Also joining us will be Alexandra Kelly who has helped build an amazing Youth Media Map based around this YFF collection. The interactive map layers history, media and film details to specific urban locations upon a topographic screenscape that helps flesh out this incredible story.
You can see more details here, and in case you missed it, check out a great piece on the LES Heritage Film Series in the New York Times. The screenings take place in the library’s community room, 192 East Broadway, 6:30 p.m.