Pre-film reception followed by Q&A with Judith Thompson, Director of the Harold Feinstein Photography Trust.
Nobody loved New York as much as Harold Feinstein, as evidenced through his extraordinary portraits of ordinary New Yorkers. Working in lush black-and-white 35mm film, Feinstein, a stellar yet under-recognized photographer, captures the beauty, joy, and diversity of NYC’s greatest treasure, its people. With an emphasis on New Yorkers at play in his native Coney Island, Feinstein treats us to a visual love letter to the Big Apple through his gorgeous photography.
“Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein” premiered in November at DOCNYC before a sold-out crowd and received a rave review from The Hollywood Reporter. We’re pleased that Harold’s local community theater here in Newburyport is only the second stop on the film’s screening calendar! While Harold was a native of New York, he lived and taught locally for the last 13 years of his life in Merrimac, MA.
Read Boston Globe Story on Harold Feinstein by Newburyport's own James Sullivan
The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.See map
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