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Free Mini-Inwood Film Festival at Indian Road Cafe

By Carla Zanoni | April 5, 2011 9:59am

By Carla Zanoni

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

INWOOD — Inwood is ready for its close up.

Film buffs will get their fix of the island's northernmost neighborhood on the silver screen at this month’s Lost Inwood movie night on Tuesday.

Billed as a mini-film festival, and led by neighborhood historian and writer Cole Thompson, the "Historic Inwood Films" will feature rare views of northern Manhattan shown through historic documentary and feature film excerpts.

Starting the line up is the Irish documentary "Goodbye to Glocamorra," which is about Inwood’s Irish population during the turbulent 1960s and was commissioned by the country of Ireland. During the '60s, Inwood was called "the last of the Irish ghettos."

Next up is Clint Eastwood’s "Coogan’s Bluff," which showcases panoramic views of Inwood from Fort Tryon Park and has an exciting chase scene on motorcycle through the Heather Garden and the old Billings Estate driveway leading out of the park.

Then, glimpse the "mind-blowing panoramic shots of Inwood" seen in a 16mm footage of the Cloisters Museum & Gardens from the 1940s.

Finishing the night out with the intimate and often-funny "Boathouse Days," a look at one man’s childhood spent along the Hudson River at Dyckman Street in a Tubby Hook boathouse during the late 1920s, narrated by Richard Roberts.

The free event will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Indian Road Café, 600 West 218th Street at Indian Road.