Progressive Film Series

There is something new to the Newburgh arts scene! Newburgh is now home to another film related event, a progressive film series called: Community in Focus. Twelve tasteful and educational documentaries have been chosen. All are welcome!

Where: SUNY Orange – Newburgh Campus – Assembly room 221 One Washington Center
When: 4/28/10, 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Film: The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and The Collapse of The American Dream (2004) Written and Directed by Gregory Greene


This provocative documentary, a regular on the film festival circuit, examines the history of suburban life and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it — good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Canadian director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions.”

The Community in Focus Film Series is being organized by Sean Bennett and Lauren Barth both of whom are AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers in the City of Newburgh. This film series was originally conceived as a way to supplement community organizing training currently being offered by the VISTA volunteers to neighborhood association members.

Any questions? Contact Sean Bennett (845) 565 1213 Ext. 7015