Documentary

Film to Chronicle History of Hip Hop on the Lower East Side

Posted August 19, 2011 at 6:09 am

When it comes to hip hop history, South Bronx hogs much of the spotlight. More after the jump!

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Streets

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Documentary Premieres Tonight on HBO

Posted March 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

Friday marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Tonight, the HBO documentary.

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Dirty City Documentary Filming on Broome Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Classic car aficionados will want to head over to the corner of Broome and Orchard. The Tenement Museum informs us that a new one-off BBC/Discovery Channel documentary called Filthy City is filming scenes on the street and inside the museum.  Today is day two of the shoot at this location; production was in the rear […]

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Apology Line Subject of New Documentary

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

In the early eighties, a unique underground community developed around the then-revolutionary technology of answering machines.  The concept was dubbed the Apology Line, and was the brainchild of artist Alan Bridge.  His social experiment in anonymous confessions lasted until his untimely death in 1995, and is now the subject of a new independent documentary.

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Flyin’ Cut Sleeves

Posted September 4, 2009 at 6:18 am

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 […]