ASK FOR FILM “A Glimpse of NYC Living: From the Streets to High-Rise Luxury”

Arts Society of Kingston(ASK)

Sep. 30, 2016, 07:00 pm

97 Broadway
(845) 338-0333

“A Glimpse of NYC Living: From the Streets to High-Rise Luxury”
Friday September 30, 7-9 pm.

*”The Domino Effect” by Megan Sperry
Feature Doc – 50 minutes


The Domino Effect is a feature length documentary film that explores the origins and impacts of gentrification and luxury redevelopment in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn under the Bloomberg administration. The film follows the rezoning of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River waterfront and delves deep into the politics and economics of urban development on the frontier of Brooklyn’s gentrification. Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while shedding light on the struggles faced by communities across the nation. Will your neighborhood be the next to fall?

*”The Firmest Friend” by Andrew Fixell
Short Doc – 20 minutes


In August 2014, filmmaker Andrew Fixell ventured into New York City’s Tompkins Square Park to interview four homeless youth about their transient lifestyles and their relationships with the pit bulls who travel with them. Andrew learned that these individuals and their four­-legged friends shared a bond that ran deeper than just master and dog. The Firmest Friend tells the story of human and canine outsiders finding their way into each other’s lives and giving each other hope where previously there had been none.

*”Samaritan” by SangJin Ko
Short Narrative – 3 minutes

A homeless man struggles for survival on the street but no one cares about him.

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