Oporto text on the film "LES"

This is the script of a talk I gave at the Porto screening room in Lisbon on February 10th, 2012. It is somewhat expanded and revised. The talk was a response to, and reflection on the film “LES” by Coleen Fitzgibbon, its personae and context. The film was screened first on DVD, and then I talked. I showed pictures, websites, and videos online; many of the URLs are stuck into this script. Afterwards, we had a very nice dinner!
“L.E.S (Lower East Side)” by Coleen Fitzgibbon, 1976. (Super-8mm transferred to digital video). “The story of the collapse of the problematic island of Manhattan, whose inhabitants worshiped the god of mamon, John Doe."
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still from Coleen Fitzgibbon's film "LES" -- from the
http://whitelightcinema.org/Fitzgibbon.html, somewhere in the USA