Our current Culture Lounge exhibition Memories Hold, features a film series exploring NY state water-based occupations and travel, as well as the lifecycle of waterfront economies. "Ferry Tales" a film by Katja Esson, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004.
The film is a sneak peek into a culture that only happens 30 minutes a day in the women's bathroom….a place where no men are allowed. As they put on their make-up, they are transformed from housewives to businesswomen, from mothers to lawyers, from sisters to socialites.The women who step inside this room leave their race, social status and net worth at the door, sharing their most intimate secrets, solving each other’s problems or just dishing up the latest ferry gossip. What starts as funny anecdotes turns into a deep and moving account as these women, one by one, draw each other out, solve one another’s problems and dish up the latest ferry gossip.This is a story of the vibrant life that goes unnoticed in a place that goes ignored.