Director Yael Bitton addresses the gentrification of New York’s Lower East Side in this rambling documentary. The locals talk about their hood engagingly but with divided opinions: one praises it for its racial integration while others recall bygone arsons and killings. But this lively area is never brought to life visually: there are too many overhead views, and we barely see the community garden whose loss the residents bemoan. In Sandy McLeod’s superior 17-minute Asylum a Ghanaian woman tells the chilling story of how her father treated her as chattel, and how she narrowly escaped genital mutilation and a forced marriage. 83 min.