It's happening tonight. Will post thoughts tomorrow...
September 17, 2009
Moviehouse on India Street: Brooklyn Docs
Join us on the final day of summer for the final show of Moviehouse on India Street. We’ll be showing Brooklyn Docs on Monday, September 21 at 8:30 pm.Two Brooklyn-based documentary teams take you inside our neighborhood, first with a look at pigeon farmers and second with a look at disappearing industry. It’s a fascinating look at where the neighborhood is now and where it might be in the next few years.
Filmmakers JL Aronson and Daniel Ross will be on hand to share their thoughts afterward.
Up on the Roof by JL AronsonUp on the Roof follows several devoted pigeon keepers on Williamsburg’s south side through the rigors and rewards of a quintessential New York tradition. The film considers what we lose in the process of renewal and treats the audience like an insider in an unseen and —in many ways— vanishing world.
Uncertain Industry by Daniel Ross and Tom VigliottaNew York City was once the capital of American manufacturing. In 1950, the city boasted nearly one million manufacturing jobs. By 2007 that number had dwindled to 100,000. Today, New York’s surviving factories face stiff competition from foreign imports, and they have to fight for space against condo developments and businesses ranging from art galleries to clothing stores. What has losing this vital source of jobs meant for New York’s economy?