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Friday, July 9, 2010

Bronx Documentaries Showing at East Village Movie Theater

Starting today, and running through Sunday, Anthology Film Archives in the East Village is showing several rarely seen documentaries, most of which were filmed in 1970s New York. 

The series, which the movie theater is calling "The Outer Boroughs on Film," includes a number of Bronx films: Simpson Street (1979); Lincoln Hospital (1970); The Police Tapes (1976); and 80 Blocks From Tiffany's (1979).   All received short reviews - mostly good ones - in this week's Village Voice.

Above is a trailer of Lincoln Hospital. According to the Voice, the movie recounts how "workers and local residents took control of Mental Health Services at Lincoln on March 3, 1969" following the "failure of the city's Affiliation Plan, in which medical schools—in this case, the Albert Einstein School of Medicine—managed New York's criminally underfunded, dysfunctional public hospitals."

For more about the series, and for movie times, see here.


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