Jun 21, 2013 3:44 PM | 0
You are by now most likely aware of the phenomenon that is Hot Bagels, a lovely little vintage film that pays copious homage to the king of all round baked goods (in my opinion). We've featured it on this blog before, and on the strength of its charm alone it has racked up more than 100,000 views on YouTube. So perhaps Hot Bagels is old news, but, much like a day-old bagel itself, it is no less delicious for being a bit stale:
What you may not know is that Hot Bagels is just one of 42 vintage Brooklyn films we've had transferred from the original 16mm film format to digital file. Among these you will find a range of topics as varied and engaging as the people of this colorful borough. Titles include I Remember Barbra, a 1980 visit to Ms. Streisand's old neighborhood; Coney, a lively and experimental short film from 1975 that captures all the frantic energy of Brooklyn's boardwalk; and Part of Your Loving, a 1977 look inside the mind and craft of a Brooklyn breadmaker, and much more.
We're pleased to welcome you to join us this coming Wednesday, June 26th, at 7pm for a screening of a selection of these short films.
All programs are held in the Brooklyn Collection, on the 2nd floor mezzanine level of the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. A wine and cheese reception precedes the talk at 6:30 P.M. Seating is limited to 40 people. Tickets will be given out starting at 6:30pm.