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Cults, Tenements and Poetry : Rare Films from The Lower East Side

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space presents selected videos and film of the Lower East Side Squatter Movement showcasing the unique public spaces for which it is known. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Q&A and panel discussions with filmmakers to be announced. Pre-sale all access passes are available through the Eventbrite website.


Lower East Side ( L.E.S.) Super 8mm transfer to digital, color, sound, 16:31 minutes. This documentary-style film critiques the island of Manhattan’s fiscal state of affairs and the John Dough Cult; 1976/2011, super8mm transfer to digital, color, sound, 16:31 minutes. With Robin Winters, Tom Sigal and Diego Cortez. Directed by Coleen Fitzgibbons

The Heart of Loisaida (1979, 30 min., 16 mm) Directors Bienvenida Matias and Marci Reaven show efforts on New York’s Lower East Side to revive abandoned buildings through the work and persistence of the local, predominantly Latino residents.

B/side by media artist and writer Abigail Child. 16 mm color & black and white, sound 40 minutes.

Rain location at MoRUS.


La Plaza Cultural in
Avenue C and 9th Street
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Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)
155 Avenue C
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$5 suggested donation

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MoRUS, LaPlazaCultural de Armando Perez Community Garden,

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(212) 598-9484

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