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Rising rents & family ties collide in a changing south Brooklyn; the latest from Ira Sachs
Little Men (Ira Sachs | USA | 85 min.)
When Jake's grandfather dies, his family moves into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony, whose single mother runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents and the conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship. Directed by Ira Sachs with his trademark humanism and insight, LITTLE MEN highlights the NYC landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil.
Presented in Partnership with: Magnolia Pictures
Bethlehem Steel (Jesse Epstein | New York, NY | 12 min.)
Bethlehem Steel was once a thriving force of American Industrial progress. Workers at “The Steel” forged most of the New York City skyline — including the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. In addition to the Golden Gate Bridge and armaments for WWII. The plant was recently demolished to make way for the Sands Casino (owned by Sheldon Adelson). Starting in 1997, a group of artists who share a mission and obsession, have been collaborating and sneaking into the abandoned plant to explore & document before much of it was lost to redevelopment and time. A combination of Super 8, 16mm, video and stills, this short film is part of a larger project.