Flyin’ Cut Sleeves

Posted on: September 4th, 2009 at 6:18 am by

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A new documentary will soon be hitting the shelves about the infamous Bronx street gang, Presidents.  Produced and directed by Henry Chalfant (Style Wars) and Rita Fecher, Flyin’ Cut Sleeves chronicles gang members over the twenty-year period ending 1993.  Per the official press release:

The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the film’s co-producer, who taught in a South Bronx school in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, became intimately involved with the gangs, their leaders, and the leaders’ families and began to document their lives.

When Rita Fecher returned after twenty years to see what had become of her old friends, she found that they had stayed in the community of their youth, that they were deeply committed to improving conditions there and that they were engaged in helping their own children survive in the hazardous street environment.

The film will be available on DVD October 20.

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