BRIGHTON BEACH - Long Island Jewish Film Festival


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, May 5 5:00 PM


2nd Annual Long Island Jewish Film Festival
Curated by David Schwartz, Curator at Large at the Museum of the Moving Image
Sunday, May 5th at 5 PM
With director Susan Wittenberg in-person
$16 Public | $10 Members

Set against the iconic Coney Island boardwalk, Brighton Beach is a neighborhood in constant re-formation. This 1980 documentary offers a genuine portrait of the immigrant communities that changed the Brooklyn neighborhood—mostly Soviet Jews and Puerto Ricans—as they mingle on the boardwalk with long-time residents, eye one another, and coexist around a shared sense of uprootedness. From directors Susan Wittenberg and Carol Stein, Brighton Beach is an unposed, seductively shot, color film about life’s simple pleasures and the creating of a community. 

(USA, 1980, 55 mins, English | Dir. Carol Stein & Susan Wittenberg)

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