The Goonies is the story of disrupting a luxury development project and how the working-class neighborhood, known as the Goon Docks, fights it. This central theme runs throughout the movie, following the plot of the Goonies, a ragtag group of working class kids, struggling to save their community. Similarly PUEBLO, a coalition of grassroots organizations […]
Author: PUEBLO Coalicíon / Coalition
Coco, shown two Thursdays ago at the Suffolk Downs’ Summer Screens series, follows the story of young Miguel attempting to follow his passion for music. A story similar to many in Eastie, young brown kids trying to follow their passions with limited familial support. Miguel broke his family’s multi-generational ban on music, to follow his […]
LA LA Land, fittingly shown Thursday night at Suffolk Downs’ summer screenings, is an exemplary member of the genre of entertainment praised for its nostalgia. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (neither of whom are particularly adept singers or dancers, mind you) sing and dance through a two hour ode to Hollywood; Stone is trying to […]
When we watch the movie Just Mercy, we are brought back to the pain and anger that our racist structures have been causing to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folks in this country. Even though it was based on happenings from over 25 years ago, we know they are true to this day. Just […]
Jurassic Park or Suffolk Downs?
In the opening scenes of Jurassic Park, the death of a creature handler—mauled by a Velociraptor, terrible way to go—prompts an investigation into the park’s safety. A panicky lawyer, representing the park’s investors, travels to the Caribbean to meet with John Hammond, the park’s mastermind, only to be stood up by Hammond. “Hammond couldn’t even […]
PUEBLO drives THRU Suffolk Downs HYM Summer Screens The HYM Investment Group is hosting a summer drive-in movie series at the Suffolk Downs redevelopment site every Thursday, starting in August and running through September. In a column in the Eastie Times, Tom O’Brien, head of HYM and the Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Project, is quoted saying, […]