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The Case Against Lincoln Center
Newsreel, 1968, 12 min
More than 20,000 Latino families were displaced to make way for
Lincoln Center, home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York
Symphony. This film examines the patrons of an art complex and the
culture displayed there. Juxtaposing the atmosphere of Lincoln Center
with the vibrant street culture of a displaced neighborhood, the film
correctly predicts the process by which the West Side was to be turned
into a high-rent area for the upper middle class.
A Sense of Pride: Hamilton Heights (on 16mm Film!)
Monica J. Freeman, 1977, 15 min
Monica J. Freeman’s serene portrait of Hamilton Heights at the peak of
its brownstone revival is a testament to the cohesion and spirit of an
African-American middle class fighting hard for its place in a
depressed city, and, in the process, returning a grand old
neighborhood to its rightful splendor.
Followed by Q&A with Harlem historian John Reddick and Hamilton Heights preservationist Yuien Chin.
Special Thanks to: Elena Rossi-Snook of the Reserve Film and Video Collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
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