The Bronx Documentary Center is proud to host a series of screenings of Los Sures.
Thursday, February 16th, 7-9PM, Screening
Saturday, February 18th, 7-9PM, Screening and Q&A with director Diego Echeverria
Sunday, February 19th, 7-9PM, Screening
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.
There is a suggested donation of $10 or $7 for Bronx residents. Free for 18 and younger.
Photo: A scene from the 1984 documentary “Los Sures,” which was directed by Diego Echeverria. © UnionDocs