Wednesday, January 21, 2015

East Village-set 'Ten Thousand Saints' premieres at Sundance Friday

As you may recall, filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini filmed around the East Village last year for their low-budget adaption of the Eleanor Henderson novel "Ten Thousand Saints."

So if you happen to be in Utah ... the movie, which is set in the 1980s, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.

Here is the film's description from the program:

Jude — named after a Beatles song by his hippie parents—spends his high school days in small-town Vermont getting high with his best friend, Teddy. Beneath Jude’s mind-numbing activities lurks a desire to reconnect with his estranged father, Les, who abandoned the family when Jude was nine. Desperate to keep her son out of trouble, Jude’s mother sends him to live with Les in New York City. In the roiling and raw East Village, Jude struggles to establish an identity within the cultural upheaval downtown and forms an unlikely surrogate family with Teddy’s straight-edge brother and a troubled, rich uptown girl.

The cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield, Emile Hirsch, Emily Mortimer and Ethan Hawke.

The most high-profile filming sequence took place on May 1... with a recreation of the Tompkins Square Park riots of 1988.

Here's a snippet of the riot re-creation video via our friends at Gammablog...

Thanks to EVG reader Perri Silver for the tip!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Filmmakers will recreate the Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988 this Thursday night

Film crew recreates 'tent city' in Tompkins Square Park

Film crew uses 'D Squat' and phone booths to recreate an 1980s East Village on 6th Street

[Updated] First Avenue subbing for Avenue D today

Another 'riot' in Tompkins Square Park, this time for the cameras

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