For twelve consecutive years, PS/21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century has offered free weekly screenings of music and dance-based films. This year there is a twist–all the films will be about the American immigrant experience.
Tuesday, August 8 at 8:30pm: Avalon
USA, 1990. A Polish-Jewish family comes to the US at the beginning of the 20th Century to make themselves a better future. Directed by Barry Levinson. Rated PG. 128 minutes
“The films we selected showcase the lives of immigrants and their families,” said PS21 founder Judy Grunberg. “Our hope is that through showing these films, by learning about issues such as love and family, hope and despair, culture and identity, we can recognize and understand their position in a more meaningful way.”
Start time is 8:30pm. Refreshments such as freshly popped popcorn, chips, candy, soda and water will be available for sale. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in the village of Chatham, NY.
Prior to the screening Frank Farnham, adjunct professor of communications at FIT, NYC, will introduce the film, offering interesting anecdotes and stories relating to its production and cast.