A WORLD WITHIN A WORLD - Special Event Screening with directors Greg Blank and Barbara Weber and folklorist Nancy Solomon - Maritime Film Festival

Maritime Film Festival
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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Mar 15, 2020 11:00 AM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Jun 21 7:30 PM


Maritime Film Festival

A World Within a World: Long Island Bay Houses

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30 PM

$12 Members | $17 Public
Featuring a Q&A and discussion with directors Greg Blank and Barbara Weber 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. 

Cinema Arts Centre is pleased to partner with Long Island Traditions and the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in Patchogue on a two-month-long film festival that celebrates Long Island’s rich coastal culture through the power of cinema.