Dir. Diego Echeverria
In Theaters 06/01/16
Date City, ST Theater Now playing Seattle, WA NW Film Forum Now playing Portland, OR Hollywood Theatre Now playing Omaha, NE Film Streams Now playing Boston, MA Brattle Theatre - The DocYard
Thirty years ago, South Williamsburg was known as “Los Sures,” a place imbued with vibrant life, a community of close-knit Puerto Rican and Dominican families living amidst everyday economic struggle. Today, with the neighborhood fully gentrified, it feels vital to remember this lost world, and Diego Echeverria’s essential documentary, shot in the early eighties on 16mm, brings it all back to life, through the eyes of five different residents. Rediscovered in 2007, the film has become a cornerstone program of the Williamsburg arts nonprofit UnionDocs, which not only restored the film but in 2010 began the “Living Los Sures” historical memory project, an expansive documentary project about the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.