Friday, October 31, 2014

The John's of 12th Street documentary premieres next month

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John's of East 12th Street, the 106-year-old East Village treasure, is the subject of a new feature documentary that premieres next month.

Here are details on the 68-minute film via Vimeo:

JOHN’S OF 12TH STREET is a portrait of a century-old Italian-American restaurant in New York City, one of the last of its kind in a rapidly changing East Village. This observational documentary loosely follows the rhythm of the restaurant’s day, which swings between boredom and frenzy as the old rooms empty and fill. No one who works at John’s is actually Italian, but some have been here for 40 years, including two pairs of brothers and a father and son. JOHN’S OF 12TH STREET catalogues the overlooked details of working life and a vanishing New York City.

The documentary is from Vanessa McDonnell, a filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn.

The film debuts on Nov. 12 at Spectacle in Williamsburg. Details here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
About the new ownership for 105-year-old East Village institution John's of 12th Street

Report: Deal for East Village treasure John's of 12th Street is off

Out and About in the East Village with Nick Sitnycky Part 1 and Part 2


Anonymous said...

I need to take my Mom to this, when she divorced my Dad she had her cougar phase and dated an actor that worked at John's of 12th street. She still talks about it 35 years later.

les native said...

Haha, I thought they meant Johns of east twelfth street, as in the johns that used to pick up the hookers on east twelfth, as that was a hooker stroll