Eleanor Ambos Interiors
Andrew Ellis
Short

Saturday May 24, 2014
$13 at the door. Cash only.

VENUE
Industry City
Roof and Courtyard
Sunset Park
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
Take the D, N, or R trains to 36th Street

SHOW
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:30PMAfter Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will go on indoors at the same location. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

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Industry City
New Amsterdam

Eleanor Ambos Interiors (Andrew Ellis | 15 min.)

Official Link: http://eleanor.nomadique.com/

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A close-up look at the whimsical life of 86-year-old interior designer Eleanor Ambos. Since her arrival to the U.S. at age 20, Eleanor’s strong will and keen eye have transformed her design business into a multi-million dollar empire. Yet at home, this eccentric tycoon’s lifestyle is astonishingly simple.

Furnishing the homes of diplomats, remodeling dilapidated properties, and maintaining her own warehouses full of antique furniture, she gives little thought to retirement. But as Eleanor loses her eyesight to macular degeneration, she is forced to reckon with a crumbling structure that even she can’t restore.


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Andrew Michael Ellis is an award winning director and cinematographer committed to harnessing the power of stories for the common good. His documentary Figure Father grapples with the emotional challenges of reentry from prison, while his quirky portrait- doc Eleanor Ambos Interiors topples ageist and gender stereotypes. Andrew has served as a professor of cinematography at New York University and hosted film workshops for underserved communities in Orange County, CA. His latest film, They Came at Night, combines stylized fiction filmmaking with concrete social advocacy strategy for communities devastated by war in Central Africa. Andrew is a co-founder of Nomadique.


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