Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Upon arrival, they were processed, approved or denied access. Due to sickness or simply tiredness, many were placed in the hospital. A purgatory of sorts, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, where thousands of men, women and children awaited their fate.
Filmmaker and Lana Lane Studios creative Vincent Ricafort will be hosting a community screening of JR’s recent film ELLIS. Vincent teamed up SLAQR, a creative post production house in LA who sponsored the event. The short film is accompanied by complimentary food by Eating in Public and refreshments provided by Alex Hubbard of Lana Lane Studios’ own juice bar The Cut. Guests are invited to participate in an art project as well. This is an all-ages event and is free to the public.