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 Aronson
Up 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 Vigliotta
New 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?
It’s all projected on the mural at the end of India Street (between West Street and the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). The India Street Mural Project is the kickoff project for North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) and presented with Council Member David Yassky. It is part of a greater urban revitalization for India Street, the waterfront, and the surrounding neighborhood. The event is part of a four night screening series called Moviehouse on India Street featuring projections by filmmakers, animators, and documentarians from Brooklyn and beyond.
The project is funded by Broadway Stages and presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance.