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Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts
WOODSTOCK:
100 YEARS OF THE ARTS
KINGSTON:
REINVENTING AN
AMERICAN CITY
Kingston
HISTORY
KEEPERS OF
SAUGERTIES
Saugerties
LOST RONDOUT:
A STORY OF
URBAN REMOVAL
Lost Rondout
Kingston: Reinventing an American City discuss how artistic revitalization has the power to change the fate of any neighborhood, whether through economic development that lifts all boats, or gentrification that eventually forces out artists and local community members. Recently designated an Arts District, the Broadway Corridor of Midtown Kingston is the center of this story.

The story begins with a brief history of Kingston's prosperous industrial past, social aspects, and technological and political forces that have created the city of today. Archival footage and a montage of pre- and post-revitalization photography set the historical context and provide a visual backdrop. The film continues by recounting Kingston's ongoing experience with urban renewal through firsthand accounts of individuals living and working in Kingston. We talk to working artists, visionaries who have invested in the rebuilding of the historic town, local historians, and experts on gentrification and urban revitalization who lend objectivity and weigh the social impact of changes under way.


Kingston