A World Within a World: Long Island Bay Houses

Maritime Film Festival
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Mar 15 11:00 AM

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Maritime Film Festival

A World Within a World: Long Island Bay Houses

Sunday, March 15th at 11 AM

$12 Members | $17 Public
Featuring a Q&A and discussion with the filmmakers and folklorist Nancy Solomon 

A World Within a World: Long Island Bay Houses explores, the lives, history, and experiences of bay house owners in the Town of Hempstead from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Based on fieldwork by folklorist and maritime ethnographer Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions, local filmmakers Barbara Weber and Greg Blank capture the essence of how bay house owners have persevered and endured through severe storms and hurricanes as well as eroding marshlands all while preserving traditions that began in the early 19th century. The film profiles Long Island families who have owned bay houses for over 100 years including the Muller, McNeece, Burchianti, Warasila, Jankoski families.