The highly acclaimed documentary film Los Sures is back! Shot by Diego Echeverria on 16mm film in 1984, this documentary tells the story of “The Southside” of Williamsburg, a far different neighborhood from what we know today. If there was ever a film to be considered required viewing for anyone living in Williamsburg, this is that film.
Los Sures skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources in Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood. Yet Echeverria’s portrait also celebrates the vitality of this community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. Los Sures is both an invaluable record of pre-gentrification Brooklyn and an ode to a community’s resilience.
After a spattering of screenings, and a springtime run at Metrograph in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the documentary Los Sures returns home to Brooklyn, at Dobbin St, for one night only.