First Look for the First Suburb
Set in a wide array of suburbs and metropolitan areas around the United States, "Suburban America: Problems & Promise" presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social changes, as well as its developmental challenges and sustainable solutions. Produced & Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Ron Rudaitis, the documentary will air nationally on Public Television beginning September 2011 via American Public Television (check local listings).
To celebrate the film's release, Sustainable Long Island a regional not-for-profit whose mission is to promote economic development, environmental health, and social equity for all Long Islanders, now and for generations to come - is hosting a special preview screening event, a "FIRST LOOK FOR THE FIRST SUBURB," on Sunday afternoon, August 14, 2011 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. The documentary will be screened in its entirety for the very first time - fitting that Long Island, the nation's first suburb, will get the very 'first look' at this vital documentary film in advance of its national broadcast television release.
The screening will include a Q+A with the creators of this landmark film, which brings to light key issues and opportunities concerning the changing needs of America's suburbs with the aim of helping to create more sustainable, economically viable metropolitan regions.
"Suburban America: Problems & Promise" focuses on many of the primary issues that Sustainable Long Island advances in economic development, environmental health, and social equity. Proceeds from this special event screening will go to Sustainable Long Island.
Please support Sustainable Long Island with your $75 ticket to attend a delicious pre-screening luncheon at noon followed by the film, Q+A and reception, or with your $25 ticket to attend the screening at 1:00 pm followed by Q+A and reception.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743