Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston
Join us for the kick-off of an indefinite occupation of Boston screens. Inspired by the Occupy movement, Cinematic Disobedience aims to bring people together for food and discussion and to present films that reflect in one way or another on the state of our economy, our public space and our society.
Events will take place on the first of every month in different locations around Boston.
Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston (1978) by Richard Broadman
“The story of what happened to Mission Hill is the story of many of America’s older ethnic neighborhoods. Seventy years ago, Mission Hill was an Irish neighborhood of homes and small stores in which people lived near their schools, their church, and their shopping area. But between 1940 and 1980 it changed: thousands of units of public housing were built and decayed there. Nearby hospitals expanded, displacing people from their homes. Developers and speculators bought and sold property and built twenty-story apartment houses. A new, poor population and an affluent professional population arrived to compete for parts of the old neighborhood.
Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston is the story of urban renewal, racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive these changing times. Spokespeople include real estate developers, community activists, workers, and residents.” -DER
Big thanks to Documentary Educational Resources for assistance with this screening!