“The Graves of Arthur Kill”


Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Gary Kane, producer of “The Graves of Arthur Kill,” will screen the 30-minute film he made with Will Van Dorp about the ships’ graveyard on Staten Island and recent developments at the site. Kane will speak about the genesis of the documentary, what attracted him to the project, and the obstacles he and Van Drop had to overcome to bring the project to fruition.  “The idea for “Graves of Arthur Kill” came to me in the summer of 2010 when I happened upon some photos of the ship graveyard on the Internet,” says Kane. “I felt the images were aesthetically compelling and was stunned to learn that these wrecks were located on Staten Island.  A 2010 New York State Foundation for the Arts grant made the documentary possible.  Paddling around the ship graveyard in a borrowed rowboat, Will Van Dorp and I shot footage of the vessels in August 2011. During the course of production, we shot interviews of people familiar with the site and artists who have been influenced by the strange beauty of the wreckage.” A Q&A will follow the screening.

The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the paddling community and recreation on the Hudson River in Yonkers. Visit www.yprc.org.

 The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), formerly the Beczak Environmental Education Center, is a hub for research and education about the Hudson River, and rivers generally, within the urban environment. CURB was launched in June 2013 as an alliance of Sarah Lawrence College and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute. Please visit www.centerfortheurbanriver.org.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander Street
Yonkers, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter Phone: 914-395-2412

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