[act-ma] March 1st - Potluck + screening of Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston (1978)

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Feb 27 22:53:25 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 society.

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 neighborhood.

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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