|April 29, 2017|
The Digital Gym on the Blvd is an on-going film series highlighting films that speak directly to issues affecting San Diego residents. Each screening will feature a guest speaker and discussion opportunities. Presented by the NEA.
LOS SURES is an unforgettable documentary filmed in the 1980’s that depicts the vibrant Latino communities living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before gentrification.
Synopsis: 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. The 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.
“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.” – BAMcinéma
Runtime: 60 min.
Director: Diego Echeverria
Language: English, Spanish w/ English subtitles
Saturday, April 29: 3:10
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
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