StreetFilms Film Festival Tonight in the East Village

Tonight, you’re invited to come see some of StreetFilms‘ greatest hits on the big screen. Clarence Eckerson has put together a 60 minute program including 13 videos. Afterwards, there will be a
reception including free beer and pizza.

7:00pm
Pioneer Theater
155 E. 3rd St. (at Avenue A)
Manhattan
Cost: $6.50 to $10
Buy tickets online

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