I AM TRYING TO CONTACT SOME OF THE FILMMAKERS FROM MY CLASS. IF YOU WENT TO OTISVILLE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DID IN THE YEARS 1968-1973 PLEASE EMAIL ME AT deedeehalleck@gmail.com WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.

From 1969 until 1973 there was a 16mm film program at Otisville School for Boys, an institution run by the NY State Division for Youth. Boys from the age of 14-17 were remanded there for periods up to 18 months. Many were just PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision is the states category) who had had fights with their parents or been truants from school. Other were there for drugs, robbery and even homicide.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

This was the room at Otisville which was painted and organized by the students.
This is the installation in Catskill, NY  re-created by Claudia McNulty and DeeDee Halleck
This is the back of the post card announcing the exhibit
This is Geronimo. We hung this poster on the door in Otisville.
Geronimo hangs on the door of the exhibit also.
This is one of the Otisville artists and some of his work. The paintings were also part of the installation.
Photographs and text from my diary were also posted.
Raymond Lee getting a shot of a pool game for Lefty Diaz’s film
Jose and Kevin writing the script for Get on the Good Foot
The titles were the 1950s style 3D ceramic ones.




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