April 13th, 2011 by omar , 1 CommentPrint This Post
A new, original web series exploring the ongoing gentrification in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The series was shot on location and features April Hernandez, Flaco Navaja, Raul Castillo, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz and Danny Hoch.
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EAST WILLYB chronicles the journey of Willy Jr. and his best friend and bartender, Ceci Rivera, as they organize their friends and neighbors to save “Willy Jr.’s Sports Bar”, a mainstay in the community of Bushwick since the 70s. Together with the eccentric characters that line the streets of this urban community, Willy Jr. will find the key to saving his business and ensuring that his bar remains a staple of the Brooklyn landscape for years to come.
Shot on location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, EAST WILLYB takes place along the historic Bushwick and Knickerbocker Aves. It is a story about the many faces that make up the Latino community of Brooklyn, and the ways in which their lives interconnect to create the extended family so integral to its character. So come meet the Telenovela addicts, tamale slingers, salsa fiends, piragua purveyors, bomba players, plastic couch owners, & bodega CEOs that make the community of Bushwick unique.
The series premiers today, April 13th. For more info check out their official site.
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