We were in the city last week. It brought back memories of never leaving the city in the hot summer months. August ends up becoming the best time to grab a seat at a restaurant you can never get into.
We went up to the Park Avenue Armory to see Drill. I am always amazed when I walk through those doors and see the size of that room. It is incredible. This show is open mid-day into the early evening.
Hito Seteryl, the film maker, was commissioned by the Armory to create this piece. I give the Armory a lot of credit as the piece is critical of the Armory’s history that is tied to the NRA. Alexander Shaler, who hangs on the wall there, was the first President of the NRA.
I am not sure that this is going to open some can of worms but the powerful piece of this film is the people who speak about too many funerals in the black community. How the media doesn’t really write about them anymore. That this has become the norm for America.
If you happen to be in that neighborhood, it is worth going to see. Just another angle of conversations that we should be having about guns and violence.