Saturday, December 7, 2013

Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival Screening of Brooklyn Documentaries December 13th, 2013

       On Friday, December 13th, 2013 the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival in partnership with the

        Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Brooklyn short documentaries titled,

        "Brooklyn, Realities-Documented."

Project 2 x 1

T       This is first Brooklyn-documentary ever shot on Google Glass which provides an awe-inspiring perspective. Project 2x1 is a short documentary film, exploring the cultures of the Hasidic and West-Indian communities of Crown Heights. The story tests the limits of Google Glass, the world’s newest and most intimate filmmaking device, by developing a truly collaborative narrative told through the eyes of as many community members as possible, capturing each community's rituals and routines, their similarities and unique differences. Project 2 x 1 filmmakers Mendy Seldowitz, Hannah Roodman, Celso White, Ben Millstein, Alexandra Coffey, and Ian Moubayed will be present to discuss their film.

Frank Catalfumo -The Shoemaker

Dustin Cohen's documentary "The Shoemaker" introduces

us to 91 year old cobbler Frank Catalfumo still plying his

trade in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. This extraordinary short film

shows us the beauty of a life embodied in the hands and

mind of an old world Brooklyn artisan as he reflects on time

spent in his neighborhood since 1922. Filmmaker Dustin

Cohen will be join us to discuss his film.


Frankie Fidilio, filmmaker and Brooklyn metal scrap collector

became Brooklyn's first reality- television star when the show

he conceived about his life became a national hit. Excerpts

from Frankie's documentary and the television show

Scrapperswill illuminate the hard scrabble life as Frankie

and his fellow Brooklyn scrap-men cruise the streets of

Brooklyn reflecting on life and scrap metal. Frankie will be

be present to discuss his film, fame and the scrapping life.  

                Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn,N.Y. 11201

                Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This program is FREE & Open to the Public.

                 For information call the Brooklyn Historical Society at (718) 222-4111

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