BLACK SATURDAY - Short Film
Black Saturday is a short docudrama covering historical events leading up to the PS General Slocum disaster of June 15, 1904 including the direct aftermath on the local community. This effect is seen through the eyes of a father, Paul Liebenow, whose suffering over the loss of two children and countless relatives consumed him as he struggled to support the surviving members of his family, that of his wife and youngest child.
Directed By: Olga Nikon
Cinematography By: Sean Simpson
With: Sean Hoagland, Nicole Kontoleta, Sophie Alter, Josie Alter
NYS Department of Cultural Affairs Premiere Grant