Friday, December 14, 2012

Revisit the Lower East Side/East Village of 1978: Screening of 'Viva Loisaida' this Sunday afternoon

You have a chance Sunday afternoon to catch a screening of "Viva Loisaida," Marlis Momber's 1978 documentary about life on the Lower East Side.

Per the Facebook invite:

VIVA LOISAIDA, chronicles what life was like for the director and her fellow immigrants in the mid 1970s. The film opens with a scene in the old Tompkins Square band shell and goes on to highlight the huge murals, the many grassroots art and political organizations which contributed to the EV/LES's a cultural diversity.

The screening starts at 3 p.m., at the Tu Casa Rehearsal Estudio, 95 Avenue B (East Sixth Street). There's a suggested donation of $10.



Shawn G. Chittle said...

I'm there!

Marlins Momber is the bomb(er)! She's so great!

Anonymous said...

In the summer of 1981 I moved to my first apartment in NY on 6th street and Ave C. I had forgotten how devastated this neighborhood was then the buildings and some of the people. It all just came back to me, the sounds, feeling and even the smell of those days. This is a fantastic documentation of this neighborhood and the many people that fought city hall to make it a thriving place to live today.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was wondeful. Junkies splayed out on the streets and hallways and Puerto Rican Gangs warring with each other. One Dangerous Fucken neighborhood. I think I will pass on this.