Blissville: Film and Discussion
Thursday, November 9, 2017
at 6:30 pm
Lecture on Roosevelt Island
(Roosevelt Island, NY, October 24, 2017) – Get a close-up look at a hidden corner of nearby Long Island City in the film Blissville. Documentary-maker Hank Linhart captured the businesses in the area, including a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery and a company that manufactures replicas of the Statue of Liberty. He also filmed the lives of residents and a community of Romani or gypsies. The one-hour film is based on research that began in 1989, was suspended in 1996, resumed in 2012, and completed in 2017, is followed by a discussion and is organized by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the second in the Society’s annual series of fall lectures.
DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of our Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.