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Opens October 19, 2018 in New York City at the Cinema Village

Greenwich Village, once a bohemian sanctuary for starving artists and college students who went on to change the world's culture, has turned into a ghoulish hang out for cover bands and Wall Street hipsters unable to recreate something that is lost. NYU is now a real estate company extracting outrageous fees and tuition from students as they take over more and more historic land in the Village. Student debt is at an all-time high while student prostitution and suicide are on the rise. With a provocative eye and fearless tone, Roger Paradiso's documentary pulls back the curtain on this greedy land grab to discover what happened to the place that gave us Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Jack Kerouac, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Richard Pryor, Judy Collins, Allen Ginsberg and so many more. "The Lost Village" also explores the corporate take-over of the Village, as high rents and gentrification displace the remaining artists and Mom-and-Pop shops.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS DURING CINEMA VILLAGE RUN (October 19 - 25, 2018)

Friday, October 19 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: St. Vincent's Hospital and Other Places I Remember
Topic: Closing of St. Vincent's & Beth Israel Hospital and other historical and cultural icons of the Village.
Panelists: George Capsis (Publisher and Editor West View News) & Lincoln Anderson (Editor in Chief, The Villager and Villager Express)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Saturday, October 20 at 2:45pm
Screening & Discussion: The Inside Story of What Is Going on in the Village
Topic: Caroline Benveniste's "In and Out" column and Jim Fouratt's "Have You Heard" column.
Panelists: Caroline Benveniste (West View News Reporter) & Jim Fourrat (West View News Reporter)
Moderated by Roger Paradiso (Director of The Lost Village)

Saturday, October 20 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: The Art of the Gouge: How NYU Squeezes Billions From Its Students and Where that Money Goes
Topic: NYU expansion, and NYU faculty and student issues with the Corporate University.
Panelists: Mark Crispin Miller (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU) & Andrew Ross (Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of American Studies Program)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Sunday, October 21 at 2:45pm
Screening & Discussion: Where Have All the Artists Gone?
Topic: Displacement of artists and activists.
Panelists: Heidi Russell (Photographer, Founder of the International Women Artists' Salon) & Sandy Hecker (UN Activist and Organizer)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Sunday, October 21 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: Resistance From the Pulpit
Topic: The church's role in activism and resistance.
Panelist: Reverend Ed Chinery (Resistance Cinema at The Church of the Ascension)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Monday, October 22 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: Where Have all the Activists and Artist's Gone?
Topic: Activism past and present at Judson Memorial Church.
Panelists Doris Deither (Community activist and artist) & Alison Greenberg (Employment attorney, Steering Committee of Human-Scale NYC)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Tuesday, October 23 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: Saving Mom & Pops
Topic: Struggling small businesses and mom and pop shops.
Panelists: Marnie Halasa (Former candidate for City Council who championed The Small Business Jobs Survival Act; Marnie has started a new group, Community Control of Land Use, to educate and collectively organize small businesses against intrusive development) & Peter Cetera (Small business owner of Red Eye Coffee)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:45pm
Screening & Discussion: Taking Back The Village & Saving It
Topic: Loss of culture and preservation of the Village.
Panelists: Anthony Gronowicz (Historian, Educator and Mayoral candidate for the Green Party) & Carol Yost (Former resident of the Village)
Moderated by Jim Fouratt (West View News Reporter)

Director - Roger Paradiso
Run Time - 88 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2017
Genre - Documentary

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For photos and press notes contact Juliet Lamond at jlamond@firstrunfeatures.com

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