In Jackson Heights

MA 15+
25 September
1:00pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10 (season pass: $100 / $80)

Here, in the Jackson Heights district of Queens, at least 167 languages are spoken. Recent immigrants – Latino, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, South Asian – rub shoulders with elderly residents of Jewish, Irish and Italian descent.

Stores sell all manner of wares, from baby goats to saris; others offer HIV testing, Tibetan food and classes for aspiring cabbies.

Hosted by the Jewish community centre, LGBTIQ activists plan the annual Pride celebrations. Impromptu concerts take place in laundromats, the music melding with the city’s hum and hiss.

Shot in 2014, the hovering threat of gentrification Wiseman documented has become a reality and transformed the district. All the more reason to relish this dazzling snapshot.

‘[The] most richly textured and sumptuously beautiful of Wiseman’s 40 documentaries’ – Jay Neugeboren, The New York Review of Books

‘Shot […] with an editing technique that lands you in each scene like you just jumped off an E train from JFK…’ – John Anderson, Indiewire 

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Film Festival and ACMI.

See more films in our season It Takes Time: 10 Films by Frederick Wiseman.

 

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