Los Sures

Sep 02 - Sep 04, 2016

(Diego Echeverria, US, 1984, 57 min)

Seattle premiere!

Introduction by Charles Mudede on Saturday at 8pm

Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the challenges residents of the Southside faced: poverty, drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources. This complex portrait also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. Beautifully restored for the 30th anniversary premiere at the New York Film Festival, this documentary is an invaluable piece of New York City history. (Union Docs)
“Trenchant and eye-opening.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“An authenticity that has been captured by no fiction film I’ve ever seen.” – L.A. Weekly

“Both an invaluable record of pre-gentrification Brooklyn and an ode to a community’s resilience.” – BAMcinématek
Screens with five Citizen Minutes produced by Northwest Film Forum and supported by about affordable housing in Seattle. This project was supported by the Office of City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
“Affordable for Whom” directed by Febben Fekadu
“An Unnatural Disaster” directed by Luke Sieczek
“Camp Dearborn” directed by Brian Cunningham
“Nora” directed by Titus Richard
“Stepping Forward” directed by Adrian Randall

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