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'Blissville: An Investigation' Film Screening

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

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Join us for a film screening of a documentary by Hank Linhart, an accomplished media artist. 

This video tells a story about a remote corner of Queens, NY. 

Blissville is the former name of the tiny triangle bounded by the Newtown Creek, the Long Island Expressway, and Calvary Cemetery. In addition to the world’s largest fortune cookie factory, there is a factory with the exclusive rights for making replicas of the Statue of Liberty, a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery and a giant car crusher. 

Through street interviews, the film investigates the origin of the name of Blissville, and the character(s) of the town. This is also a story about the resiliency of a community remarkably rich in nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, featuring diverse residential neighbors living in close proximity with active industries.

Location

143-35 37th Avenue
Queens
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Cost

$5 General Admission, $3 Students/Seniors, Free for QHS Members

Event Organizer

Queens Historical Society

Contact Number

(718) 939-0647 ext. 14

Contact Email

daddamo@queenshistoricalsociety.org

Categories

Education, Film, History

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