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Program 1: Opening Night! 'Somewhere to Be' - NYC Retirees Rock!

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Somewhere to Be - An eye-opening look behind the doors of a Greenwich Village senior center. Every New Yorker over sixty is welcome to come to the Center On The Square between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday and take an Italian class, have some lunch, write a poem, paint a picture, or make a friend. Using a mix of verité and interviews, this funny and moving documentary explores the human need to be with others. Veteran filmmaker Peter Odabashian's intimate camera style reveals that it’s possible to have a good life if you’re able to become part of a community, if you can find somewhere to be. (2018, 1 hr 16 min)

"Peter Odabashian’s film defies the stigma of age and redefines what it means to have a good life" - DOC NYC

Shorts (to precede):

Division Ave - The fight for justice by a Latina cleaning lady in Hasidic Brooklyn, who finds common cause with her employer’s wife.

A few days before Passover, Fernanda, a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at Nechama’s house. An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault, bridging the gaps between their very different worlds. (2018, 14 min)

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