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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.
Jesse Erica Epstein is a Sundance Award-Winning documentary filmmaker. She received an MA in Documentary Film from NYU, and was named one of “25 filmmakers to watch” by Filmmaker Magazine. Her films have screened in many film festivals worldwide -- including at Rooftop Films — and at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Mass MoCA, The Peabody Museum, and Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Her short film WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES received a Short Subject Jury award from The Sundance Film Festival, The GUARANTEE received Best Short Film at the Newport International Film Festival, and 34x25x36 received a national PBS broadcast on POV. This 3-part film project on physical perfection — BODY TYPED — is distributed with New Day Films. Jesse also works as a youth media educator and for three years taught Reel Stories: Sundance’s Youth Documentary Workshop.