Narrated by Academy-Award winner Estelle Parsons, THE BUNGALOWS OF ROCKAWAY tells 100 years of the tragicomic story of New York City's largest summer bungalow colony, the Rockaways. With enticing vintage postcards, archival photography, Marx Brothers home movies, hilarious boardwalk tales, personal accounts recounted by bungalow residents and Rockawayans alike, all grounded by historians, the film brings viewers close to the highs and lows of a large, thriving, affordable, urban seaside resort.
Vernacular architecture and its attendant themes, architectural as well as social and political history, and, in Rockaway's case, race, ethnicity, urbanism and grassroots activism, center the film, the first time in a documentary. THE BUNGALOWS OF ROCKAWAY opened in 2010 to sold-out, standing-room only screenings to diverse audiences in New York City and continues to attract fans, from far and wide, today.
Directed by Jennifer Callahan