Untapped New York on Between Neighborhoods

It's an opportune moment for Untapped New York to review Between Neighborhods, which contemplates the global and local histories of immigration and so-called modernization that orbit the Unisphere in Corona, Queens, interborough epicenter of the global coronavirus crisis.

Thanks Global Doc Media @Columbia

It's become a Summer ritual, visiting Josh Glick's Global Documentary Media course at Columbia. This year it was via zoom. But I've never learned more about my own work than I did from these superb students' discussion of Between Neighborhoods and Small Kitchens. Current events, between Covid-19 and the protests George Floyd's killing generated, enhanced our conversation about documentary art, Queens, and the world, from across which these students beamed in. It was all very cool and very rewarding. (And thanks for the picture.)

Between Neighborhoods via VOD

My documentary about the interborough and international histories that orbit Robert Moses's Unisphere in Queens, can now be streamed via video on demand for either individual or institutional (e.g., classroom) rental. It seemed like a good time to do this, while cooped up during this Corona Crisis, which provokes thinking about immigration in Queens and the limits of modernization as Covid-19 ravages and Trump threatens the globally diverse neighborhoods around Unisphere and around Seven Local Film.

The Actor in His Labyrinth

At work on a new doc that chronicles the passion of Sebastián Ospina, as the Colombia-born actor promotes and performs in NYC the one-man play he wrote about Simón Bolîvar, the Great Liberator of South America's north. The Actor in His Labyrinth expresses how Ospina's life journey –– which has traveled from Cali to NYC, from Colombian TV star to itinerant theater actor –– viscerally manifests itself in his identification with Bolívar's peripatetic life, intense loves, and inspirational aura. Stay tuned for teasers.

Small Kitchens Community Screening

We had a great rough-cut screening and conversation about Small Kitchens at Terraza 7 on December 14th; the film's first phase was supported, in part, by a New Work Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by NYC's Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

Democracy in America Film Series @ Yale

Good Night and Good Luck, Director George Clooney (USA, 2005) 93 min. Followed by a talk back with Seth Fein

When: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:00 PM
Where:  Whitney Humanities CentermapAuditorium
53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Description: Democracy in America Film Series Humanities and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Open To: Yale Staff, General Public
Admission: Free
Small Kitchens Previews at Terraza 7 • Dec 14

We preview a first-cut of our new artdoc about restaurant work on Roosevelt Avenue at Terraza 7 next month, in the neighborhood where we shot it. Check out some clips here.

Windows, new teaser for Small Kitchens
Small Kitchens, about food work in Queens, screens at Terraza 7 on December 14, 2019 at 7pm.
Small Kitchens coming

Small Kitchens, about food work in Queens, screens at Terraza 7 on December 14, 2019 at 7pm.

Brooklyn College Hound/WBCR on Small Kitchens

It was fun to talk about Small Kitchens with WBCR for the Hound.

"Closing Time" new teaser

Check out this taste of Small Kitchens, the artdoc that we're currently cooking in Queens.

Small Kitchens, now cooking

This teaser is from footage we recently shot at Mi México Lindo in Elmhurst for Small Kitchens.

Screening and Discussing Between Neighborhoods @ Columbia University

Terrific time talking doc with students in Josh Glick's Global Documentary Media seminar at Columbia, 10 June 2019.

Bill Morrison @ Brooklyn College • May 10, 2019

Very excited to welcome Bill Morrison to speak to my Film History course this Semester after we screen his amazing Dawson City: Frozen Time. It's open to all.

Doc event @ the CUNY Graduate Center • May 6, 2019
Small Kitchens wins NYC New Work Grant
Excited to get started on Small Kitchens, a new artdoc composed to the rhythms of work within confined cooking spaces in two, socially distinct restaurants, in Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, Queens.
The Interbay Cinema Society awards Our Neighborhood a 2019 LightPress Grant

Very appreciative for the Interbay Cinema Society's LightPress Grant for digital scanning of archival film footage for our production of Our Neighborhood, about Washington's TV cold war against the Cuban Revolution in Latin America across the 1960s.

CUNY TV Interview: Documenting History
Between Neighborhoods at the Queens Historical Society
Between Neighborhoods on CUNY TV
Discussing Between Neighborhoods on CUNY TV

Filmed an interview this week for CUNY TV's Short Docs web series about Between Neighborhoods and other Seven Local Film projects.  It's scheduled for release on November 26, 2018. 

Between Neighborhoods screens @ Queens Historical Society • 17 November • 2:30
Queens Museum • Between Neighborhoods Q&A
Best Documentary Nominee • Between Neighborhoods  
Queens Ledger-Brooklyn Star
Our Neighborhood Fundraiser
"Between Neighborhoods: documentary art, audiovisual scholarship, and public humanities," JUMP CUT 58 
REVIEW FIX: "Seth Fein Talks 'Between Neighborhoods'"
Founders Choice Award for Documentary • Between Neighborhoods 
Queens Chronicle