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'I Love Brooklyn: People & Places' Block/ 'Black Suns' Feature Documentary

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PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington

7002 4th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

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“I Love Brooklyn: The People and Places” Shorts Block and the Feature Documentary “Black Suns”

The shorts programmed in this block show the different neighborhoods of a multicultural Brooklyn offering a glimpse of the people who give it its character and contribute to this vibrant city. Followed by the Feature Documentary "Black Suns."


All Appliance

Documentary, 13m

Directed by Chuka Umunna

Roy and Jack Vanasco are two brothers who enlisted and fought during WW2. At the end of 2016, they close their appliance repair store--All Appliance Refrigerator Company--after 61 years. The film was shot entirely in Clinton Hill, where the director also lives.


Renewal in Sunset Park

Documentary, 3m

Directed by Brandon Brown

A documentary short focusing on the largest commingled recycling facility in the United States and its potential to transform New York into a more sustainable city.


The Weaveologist

Short Documentary, 6m

Directed by Sandra Itainen

A Brooklyn hair stylist takes us on a close exploration of Black hair culture as he weaves a woman’s hair.


On The Ledge

Documentary, 10m

Directed by Chelsi Bullard

A father and son fight to save a theater that played an important role in New York City civil rights, and is one of the last cultural markers in a neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying. The film was shot in Brooklyn and features locals from Brooklyn.


Hello Nostrand

Documentary, 5m

Directed by Travis Wood

A short first-person documentary about a man’s connection to Nostrand Ave.


Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure

Documentary, 47m

Directed by Kelvin Phillips

World Premiere

A doc about chasing eclipses and science dreams. It chronicles the lives of Dr. Alphonse Sterling and Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, as they follow the two solar eclipses that occurred in 2012. The director lives in Brooklyn.

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7002 4th Avenue

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