In the Examiner today, Bernie Mooney has a piece on a short documentary called "Lower East Side: An Endangered Place." It will be part of a program at the Asian American International Film Festival, which begins July 23. As Mooney writes, "In the past decade, the Lower East Side has become a Disneyland for drunks and a playground for out of control development. History is fast being lost."
The documentary by director MA Shumin looks at "the gentrification of the area and how that has affected the lives of people who live and work there." Here's the trailer
Thanks to commenter Geoff for telling us the film will show at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, as part of the "Home Is Where The Heart Is" shorts program.