The Originals

11 mins


The streets of Brooklyn in the 1970s were a wonderland for kids like Matty “Square” Ruggiero and his pack of neighborhood buddies, a tight-knit group known as the Union Street Boys. In this vibrantly animated documentary, the colorful oral histories of these five childhood friends are told with warmth and nostalgia, recalling a time in American urban culture when outdoor imaginative play was boundless and community meant everything.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Alfie Koetter
Cristina Costantini

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.
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