Brooklyn has seen an unprecedented revival over the past decade. From trendy boutiques to high rise condominiums, the Brooklyn neighborhood has become a standalone brand that everyone in the world recognizes. But what was the area like before all the hipsters moved in and made it into a mecca for complicated coffee drinks and raw denim aficionados?
Director Diego Echeverria has been working tirelessly trying to uncover and showcase the small, vibrant and wild side of south Williamsburg in his breakout documentary “Los Sures.” Filmed in 1984 on dingy 16mm film, the eye-opening documentary exposes the small-knit and vivacious Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhood of south Williamsburg before the streets were clean, safe and crowded.
After being rediscovered in 2007, the film has been worked on extensively by the people at Union Docs, who have also launched a memory project entitled “Living Los Sures,” where individuals can come and share their stories, pictures and other tidbits they might have about the neighborhood.
Before heading down to the newly-constructed Metrograph to catch the doc from April 15 to April 22 during its exclusive one-week premiere theatrical engagement, check out our exclusive trailer above.