Los Sures (2016)



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A look at the Los Sures section of Brooklyn in the late 1970s and early '80s, one of the poorest areas in New York City at the time. The culture of the Puerto Rican and Dominican population is celebrated as they struggle with their day-to-day lives.

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Critic Reviews for Los Sures

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Los Sures, which has been restored and given a real theatrical release after 32 years, has acquired a new layer of melancholy now that South Williamsburg has been transformed into a spendy area of glassy condos and hip restaurants.

May 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Filmed in the summer of 1983, Diego Echeverria's Los Sures, a spirited but clear-eyed survey of South Williamsburg, transports viewers to the area before the blight of condos and bespoke-BBQ joints.

Apr 28, 2016 | Full Review…

The ironies of gentrification will be a chief attraction for this lovely new 4K restoration of the 16mm original. But that theme is just a bonus in a picture whose in-the-trenches look at poverty is humane and, sadly, perpetually timely.

Apr 28, 2016 | Full Review…

White Adidas kicks, boomboxes, break dancing - the 1984 documentary Los Sures is an eye-popping New York time capsule.

Apr 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Los Sures reminds us that hiphop in its youth was for many not just about pleasure, but a matter of life-and-death.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Time capsule documentary on a Spanish ghetto in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Dec 26, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Los Sures

A beautiful document of a part of Brooklyn that has vanished through gentrification. Poignant and poetic.

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