NYC: Lost & Found — 2017 Community Film Event at St. Patrick’s Youth Center

June 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St. Patrick's Youth Center
268 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

NYC: Lost & Found — 2017 Community Film Event at St. Patrick’s Youth Center

Let’s go to the movies! Friends presents an evening of films and digital shorts inspired by the stories that play out on the streets of New York City.FESG-POSTER-GRID-2NYC: Lost & Found — Friday, June 16, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Preview party with treats and beverages at 7 p.m. and post screening meet and greet immediately following.
Location: St. Patrick’s Youth Center, 268 Mulberry St.
RSVP for FREE tickets. (Seating Limited.)

Films to be screened include:

  • Clayton Dean Smith’s Off Track Betty (2016), winner of the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival
  • Cynthia Madansky’s Dear (2014)
  • Sam Ball’s Pleasures of Urban Decay (1998)
  • Ante Novakovic’s New York City – Day Like a Life
  • Paul Riccio’s 8,336,615 (New York)

Thank you to neighborhood business sponsors Baz Bagel, The Black Lodge, Cafe Belle, Delicatessen, Edible Garden Lifestyle Brands, Hero Digital Network, Little Rascal, Spring Lounge and UNIS.


OFF TRACK BETTY (2016) Narrative Short / 16mm / 19mins / Dir. by Clayton Dean Smith
Past merges with the present when a street photographer compels a longtime apartment dweller to confront the changes to a neighborhood she no longer recognizes.   Filmed in 16mm on the streets of the Lower East Side – Off Track Betty was one of the last films to be processed in NYC. Winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival Audience Award Best Short.

DEAR (2014) Experimental hybrid / Super 8 / 15mins / Dir. by Cynthia Madansky
An intimate look at the friendship between two teenage girls as they navigate the streets of Chinatown while facing the threat of displacement due to gentrification.  Featured in MoMA’s “Giving Voice” Film Program. Cinematography by Steve Cossman founder / creator Mono No Aware Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

PLEASURES of URBAN DECAY (1998) Documentary / 16mm / 15mins / Dir. by Samuel Ball
Revisit the Lower East Side of the late 90’s in this portrait documentary of Ben Katchor, creator of the last great comic strip which chronicles the urban adventures of Julius Knipl, a real estate photographer whose camera finds poignant stories in the most subtle details of the city.         This rare documentary remains as relevant today as it did when it first premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.  Eerily prophetic, Sam Ball’s noir-style camera work captures nostalgic tableaus of a lost urban landscape.


Paul Riccio’s 8,336,615 (NEW YORK), a visual monologue that explores the paradox of being lonely in a city of over eight million people by finding universal struggles in everyday moments of city life.

Ante Novakovic’s NEW YORK CITY – DAY LIKE A LIFE spans the city from sunbreak to sunset and pans through the city streets with the viewpoint only a true New Yorker could provide. Stunning slow-motion cinematography portrays a city where the daily rituals of pedestrians are as monumental as the skyscrapers that surround them.