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Screening and Discussion of “Troublemakers” and “We Got to Live Here” at Pioneer Works

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

| $10

What: “What Would the Community Think?” Film Series
Film Screenings and Discussion: Troublemakers and We Got to Live Here
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

When: Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 – 11:00 pm

What: In 1965, members of SDS (including Tom Hayden) moved to Newark to organize with residents of the most economically and socially ignored wards, leading to the creation of NCUP (Newark Community Union Project). Focusing on the attempts of one neighborhood to get city hall to respond to their need for a traffic light at a deadly intersection, and the endemic abuses of landlords on tenants, Troublemakers and We Got to Live Here document two months in the fall of that year, and the success, and failures, of collective organizing with members of the community, and those from the outside – and how film is used as an organizing tool itself.

Following the film there will be a conversation with filmmaker Robert Machover and writer/activist Kevin Powell.

About the Series A film series exploring how people form communities; the shared vision through which it is built, and what is deemed a success or failure. The desires and purposes of individuals forming groups, or the rejection of one lifestyle/community for another. Filmmaking collectives documenting their own existence or that of others, and the community that is created just by watching a film together.

Previous screenings in this series: Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Rose Wilder,2014). Future screenings to include People’s Firehouse #1 (1979), Asylum (1972), No One Will Play with Me (1976), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (1968), Susan After the Sugar Harvest (1970) and Por Primera Vez/For the First Time (1967)

Second event of “What Would the Community Think?” film series organized by Jake Perlin, film programmer.

Cost: $10 Admission

Purchase Tickets: https://56129.blackbaudhosting.com/56129/What-Would-the-Community-Think-Troublemakers-screening-with-We-Got-To-Live-Here

More Information: http://pioneerworks.org/events/

About Pioneer Works: Pioneer Works (www.pioneerworks.org) is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin, the Fall / Winter line-up can be found here.


Dec 9, 2014
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Karen Navarre


Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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