Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present ELLIS a film by the iconic street artist JR, the evening of November 14th 2015.
“ELLIS awakens our collective memory, taking you back to the early years of Ellis Island through the experience of one immigrant.
Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using JR’s UNFRAMED art installations, ELLIS tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. It is the story of the ghosts of our countries past, the individuals who fled poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships, for a chance at a new life and eerily foreshadows the plight of those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world.
The short narrative film stars Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, is written by Academy Award Winner Eric Roth, and is directed by the artist JR.”
The screening will coincide with the opening reception for Monia Lippi & Braden King’s photographic exhibition “At 36,000 Feet/ Not Stopping.”