— On Saturday, March 9, SullivanArc presents an afternoon screening of the short documentary film The Collector of Bedford Street, followed by a question and answer session with director Alice Elliott.
The screening starts at 1 p.m. at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Krause Recital Hall, 2nd floor, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg.
Directed by Sullivan County part-timer Alice Elliott, The Collector of Bedford Street (2002) is an Academy Award® nominated 34 minute documentary about Alice’s West Village neighbor, Larry Selman.
Every year, Larry collects thousands of dollars for charities while living at the poverty line. Larry is a community activist and a fundraiser who has an intellectual disability.
When Larry’s uncle becomes unable to care for him, his New York City neighbors come together and establish an adult trust fund to ensure that he continues to live independently in his own apartment.
On January 20, 2013, Larry passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. His very big heart stopped. He was 70 years old.
Alice Elliott is an Academy Award® nominated director, writer, producer, university level teacher, advocate for the disabled, cinematographer, and the recipient of a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
This screening of The Collector of Bedford Street is presented in conjunction with the opening reception of SullivanArc’s “Expressions 2013,” an exhibit of paintings by individuals with developmental disabilities. It is open to the public. Admission is free.
For more information, call 845-252-7576.