The OPL presents film documentary ‘Blissville’

Oneida Public Library

It’s a small pocket of Queens, New York, cut off from the rest of the city by highways, but it has found fame as the subject of the new film documentary “Blissville: An Investigation,” which will be screened at Oneida Public Library on Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Produced and directed by media artist Hank Linhart, with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, “Blissville” offers a dynamic mix of street interviews with colorful neighborhood residents, many of them recent immigrants. Plus, it presents fascinating footage of the locale’s industries, including a sushi plant, a fortune-cookie factory and a company with the exclusive rights to make replicas of the Statue of Liberty.

“The video is about the tapestry of daily life and the resiliency of a small town of about 80 houses in the shadows of midtown Manhattan. The vitality of the town speaks to small towns everywhere,” according to Linhart, who will be on hand for the screening to introduce the film and answer any questions.

The film showing is free and open to the public. For more information, stop by the library or call (315) 363-3050.

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