#CINE Bring your lawn or beach chairs! El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Uptown Grand Central, presents an outdoor evening of music, and never-before-seen films that depict the under-represented genre of Nuyorican cinema. Films include Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (42 min., 1971, English), and Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (54 min.,1980, English). With DJ sets by Giovanni Cortez @standing_on_the_corner and Christian Martir @christianmartir.
🎞 Break and Enter a.k.a. Squatters (Rompiendo Puertas), by Third World Newsreel, captures the militant antecedents to today’s housing reclamation movement in New York City. In 1970, several hundred Puerto Rican and Dominican families reclaimed housing left vacant by the city. They pulled the boards off the doors, cleaned, and repaired the buildings, and moved in. Break and Enter documents the activist work of Operation Move-In and the city’s attempts to displace the families.
🎞 Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy, directed by Kathleen Collins, is an adaption from a series of short stories about three young Puerto Rican brothers whose lives are watched over by their father’s wounded ghost, murdered by police in the process of a bank robbery. After the heist attempt goes wrong, the Brothers move to quiet Rockland County where they meet old Miss Malloy who has a house that needs some restoration to throw one last party before she dies.
INFO: Saturday, October 23, 5:30-9pm | FREE, In-person at 101st St. and Lexington Av. -(We recommend you bring a lawn/beach chair, as available seating is limited) | To RSVP, visit elmuseo.org. 🎥 courtesy of @thirdworldnewsreel | #nuyorican #film #housing #arte