An Evening with East WillyB
With series creators Julia Grob and Yamin Segal, and cast members, in person
Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc.
The Brooklyn-based web series East WillyB, which premiered in 2011, was created by Julia Grob and Yamin Segal, and stars Flaco Navaja, Shirley Rumierk, Rick Gonzalez, and Danny Hoch. For Willie Jr. (Flaco Navaja), running Bushwick’s favorite Latino bar isn’t easy when the old timers retire, the new generation forgets their culture, and the hipsters start taking over the neighborhood. As if it couldn’t get worse, Maggie (Hernandez), Willie Jr.’s ex-fiancé, has started dating Willie Jr.’s arch-nemesis, Albert (Hoch), and is skillfully transforming Albert’s competing neighborhood bar into a moneymaker, as they cater to the whims of the new residents. Along with the help of his bar regulars, Willie Jr. tries to devise a solution quickly, or risks losing the two loves of his life: Maggie and his sports bar. Complete with its share of drama and comedy, East WillyB provides a captivating glimpse into the life of the urban American Latino community, and delivers entertainment that embraces the true diversity of Brooklyn.
In this special program, the full first season (six episodes, total running time 50 minutes) will be shown, followed by a discussion with Julia Grob, Yamin Segal, and cast members (to be announced), moderated by Museum trustee and Changing the Picture co-curator Warrington Hudlin. The evening will end with the premiere of an unreleased musical episode with Fania Records.
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800.