2012 Fall Film Series- “ACROSS NEW YORK”



A film series that highlights stories from across the five boroughs on how our city came to be and the people who helped shape it.

All screenings will be held at the Tribeca Film Center located at 375 Greenwich Street



Novmber 8, 2012 6pm

Directed by David Sigal, 2009, 1 hour 29 minutes. This film is not rated.

Featuring a discussion with Florent himself!

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Directed by David Sigal, 2009, 1 hour 29 minutes. This film is not rated.




Wednesday, November 14, 6PM

Directed by Ric Burns, 1991, 1 hour.

Coney Island suffered significant devastation during hurricane Sandy including damage to the iconic boardwalk, the landmark Shore Theater and the cultural center, Coney Island USA, to say nothing of the surrounding neighborhoods. All proceeds from this film screening will be donated toward Coney Island relief. HDC has also invited guests involved in Coney Island preservation efforts to attend the program and speak about the current situation and how the public can help.

Directed by Ric Burns, 1991, 1 hour. 



January 10, 2013   6 pm

At Home in Utopia,  written and directed by Michal Goldman,  tells the story of the Eastern European, Russian and Polish garment workers who joined together to create a “Bronx Bohemia” known as the Coops.  This cooperative apartment complex was built in 1925 on the corner of Allerton Avenue across from Bronx Park.  The Coops were what some would consider the ideal community; based on the philosophies of communal living and designed with the ideas of a bucolic setting in mind, the Coops were a “dream home” to many.  The residents wanted a design aesthetic that was uncommon in New York at the time; bright, airy and spacious, which was representative of the change that was sought to promote public health, safety and a sense of community.  The residents of the Coops were also politically active as advocates for racial equality during a time of severe distress, violence and social injustice.  Join us for this special screening and panel discussion of “At Home in Utopia”, where several of the former residents will to discuss their lives in the Bronx.

Directed by Michal Goldman, 2008, 133 minutes.Image courtesy of New York Times


This series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Council members Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.

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