8/1: “Right to the City: Screening of Metropolitan Avenue” at the Museum of the City of New York

Right to the City: Screening of Metropolitan Avenue

Tuesday, August 1
6:30 pm
The Museum of the City of New York

MCNY kicks off Season 2 of Smile, It’s Your Close Up with a screening of Metropolitan Avenue (Christine Noschese, 1985, 58 min), the story of a group of “traditional” women who combine old values with new roles to save their Brooklyn neighborhood from the threat of development. One of the first documentaries to air on public television, Metropolitan Avenue was screened as part of the launch of POV in 1988. Now, almost 30 years later, POV is the longest-running showcase on television for independent documentary films.

Join us for a screening of the film followed by a conversation with:

·         Miriam Greenberg and Penny Lewis, editors, The City Is the Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age

·         Dianne Jackson and Marie Leanza, neighborhood activists and leaders featured in Metropolitan Avenue

·         Christine Noschese, Director, Metropolitan Avenue

·         Marc N. Weiss, supervising producer of Metropolitan Avenue at POV

·         Jessica Green (moderator), Cinema Director at the Maysles Documentary Center


Admission for this event includes Museum admission. Register online at mcny.org/smile[mcny.org] | Use code SMILE for $10 tickets (regularly $15)


This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics

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