Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden Screening an Evening of Film Tomorrow

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 at 5:10 am by

OTB ghost signage on Delancey St., April 2010

Riding on the coattails of Clayton Dean Smith’s success with Off Track Betty at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is looking to further engage the community by hosting its own film festival, dubbed “NYC: Lost and Found.”

Alongside an Off Track Betty encore viewing, the film lineup includes two additional 15-minute productions (on a Super 8 and 16mm respectively), and two digital video “NYC Passion Project” shorts. Though each director hails from different background, and has their own unique vision of city life, the aim of the program lies in a shared vision – in a rapidly changing city, it’s the people, not the buildings, that define it. The goal is to spark a newfound appreciation and involvement within local neighborhoods. Face to face.

Afterwards, there’s a Q&A session, along with a “Meet & Greet,” where attendees can chat with sponsors, filmmakers, local politicians, community activists, and like-minded film lovers.

The screening will be held indoors at at the EVENT SPACE in the Old St. Patrick’s Youth Center, tomorrow (June 16) at 7:30pm. The festival is free; seating is limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. RSVP is strongly suggested to assure a seat.

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