[act-ma] March 1st - Potluck + free screening in JP - Cinematic Disobedience!

Mariya Nikiforova mariya at radonlake.com
Mon Feb 27 21:03:14 PST 2012

Cinematic Disobedience presents... Potluck + screening of Mission Hill and
the Miracle of Boston (1978)

Thursday, March 1st, at Spectacle (128 Brookside Ave in JP, right near the
Green St. T)
Potluck at 7pm - bring a dish or a beverage, if you can! Screening at 8pm.
Future events: http://cinematicdisobedience.com/. Events will take place on
the first of every month in different locations around Boston.
Facebook RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/259557250791940/

Join us for the kick-off of an indefinite occupation of Boston screens!
Inspired by the Occupy movement, Cinematic Disobedience aims to bring
people together for food and discussion and to present films that reflect
in one way or another on the state of our economy, our public space and our

Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston (1978) by Richard Broadman

"The story of what happened to Mission Hill is the story of many of
America's older ethnic neighborhoods. Seventy years ago, Mission Hill was
an Irish neighborhood of homes and small stores in which people lived near
their schools, their church, and their shopping area. But between 1940 and
1980 it changed: thousands of units of public housing were built and
decayed there. Nearby hospitals expanded, displacing people from their
homes. Developers and speculators bought and sold property and built
twenty-story apartment houses. A new, poor population and an affluent
professional population arrived to compete for parts of the old

Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston is the story of urban renewal,
racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive these
changing times. Spokespeople include real estate developers, community
activists, workers, and residents." -DER

Big thanks to Documentary Educational Resources for assistance with this
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