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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Countdown to Bronx International Film Festival

Here's the next installment in our countdown to the Bronx International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night at 8 p.m. at Lehman College and runs through Saturday night. The festival features narrative and documentary  films from all around the world. Tickets are now just $5.

For more details on the Bronx International Film Festival, click here.

In the lead up to the film festival, we'll be showing a preview from one of the featured films. Here's the trailer for a short documentary (about the Bronx!) by Erik Spink, called "The Scavenger."

A brief synopsis:

The Scavenger is the story of Joseph Garagalo a WWII veteran who was in the 121st Battalion, U.S.N. Sea Bees, 4th Marine Division. Many years after his service during the war, he decided that his community was not doing enough to remember those who sacrificed for freedom. So he set out to create The Bronx Veterans Museum. The only problem was; no one wanted to give the museum a dedicated space. After many months of struggle, a very unlikely home opened its doors to a fellow American hero.

The Scavenger: Trailer from Erik Spink on Vimeo.


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