Tomorrow at @wordupbooks
Come by to Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria] on July 19th to enjoy two documentaries based on unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights/ Inwood and the Bronx.
"At the edge of the Bronx, kids leap from a high cliff down into the Harlem River. It’s a summertime rite of passage going back generations of teenaged guys. Together, the boys on the rock face perilous jumps up to 110 feet. But growing up means they’ll soon have to leave this thrilling tradition behind."
Directed By Jordan Roth
The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.:
"Every year, the residents of an area known as Dyckman in the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan put on a fireworks display unlike any other. The streets are the launching pads as block competes against block to outdo each other. On July 4th, 2013, filmmaker Jonathan Ullman assembled a small crew and set out to capture the events of the night. Chaotic and captivating, the result is the short film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. The beautiful photography of the fireworks delivers everything the title promises, but the film also paints “a patriotic portrait of a microcosm of ethnic-American pride” that is unique unto itself. You have never seen anything quite like it."
Cinematography by Emmanuel Abreu, Jose Alfonseca, Emil Baez, Gabriel Dominguez & Edgar Pena
Music by Austin Downey
Camera Assistance by Zahaira Curiel, Sasha Inoa, Mardoqueo Morales & Marlynn Snyder
Executive Produced by Led Black, Braulio Serrano
Co-Produced by Marlynn Snyder
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