NYM''s Anniversary Film Chosen for Local Festival

Jul 6, 2006

  July 6, 2006

New York Methodist Hospital''s Anniversary Film Chosen for Local Festival


New York Methodist Hospital''s new short film produced as part of the Hospital''s 125th anniversary celebration will be shown at the Brooklyn Film Works Film Festival at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2006, outdoors at the Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Park, Fifth Avenue at Third Street.

The film, which documents the history of the Hospital and its role in Park Slope, is narrated by Pete Hamill, a Park Slope native and award-winning author and journalist. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, also make on-camera appearances.

NYM''s 13-minute film will be followed by a screening of the feature film, The Long Goodbye, directed by Robert Altman. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the community who would like a copy of the Hospital''s DVD, can contact the Department of Public Affairs at 718-780-5367.


Pete Hamill

Pete Hamill, an award-winning author and journalist, narrates New York Methodist Hospital''s DVD, Sharing Your Past, Caring For Your Future.