Street Movies! @ Disston Recreation Center

Thursday, August 25, 7:45PM
Location: Disston Recreation Center - 4423 Longshore Avenue
Rain Location: Disston Recreation Center

FREE & Open to the Public

Hosts: Tacony Civic Association & Historical Society of Tacony

Opening Performance: Mike & Callie


Bridging Yesterday with Tomorrow
by Tacony Civic Association and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
Before being incorporated into Philadelphia, Tacony was an independent village on the Delaware River. This short documentary examines the roots of Tacony as a former factory town and the lasting impact of the 19th century factory owner Henry Diston, who envisioned a planned community for his workers. (USA, 2005, 9:38 min)


King's Highway Bridge, Holmesburg, Pennsylvania
by Friends of Pennypack Park, Holmesburg Civic Association, and Scribe’s Precious Places Community History Project
A 334-year-old bridge has witnessed the Revolutionary War, the founding of Holmesburg and countless seasons in the Pennypack. (USA, 2011, 10:33 min)



Fifty Years to the Top: The Life and Music of Frank Bey
dir. Paul Hinson
Frank Bey grew up in a large family in Jim Crow Georgia, in the 1940's. Always a singer, he rubbed elbows with the royalty of music: Otis Redding, The Drifters, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and others. Excerpted from a short film, set for release in 2017, that examines Bey's 50 year journey to the top. (USA, 2017, 5:42 min)



Girls Rock! Philly:  Building Liberatory Futures through Sounds and Joy
dir. Cory Fischer-Hoffman
For the past ten years Girls Rock! Philly has been transforming the lives of youth and adults through music education. This short video documents how GR! Philly programming fosters leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. (USA, 2016, 9:00 min)


Boardwalk Músico (Malecón Músico)
dir. Marc Serpa Francoeur
A young trombone player from eastern Cuba, Liuber Martínez, came to Havana to make it as a musician. With Havana’s iconic seaside boardwalk as his practice studio, Liuber plays his heart out every day and dreams of touring the world. (Cuba/Canada, 2015, 4:00 min)




Street Movies! is made possible with support from PECO and National Recreation Foundation and with additional support from the City of Philadelphia's Performances in Public Spaces program managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.