Keith Basinski has been dead for several months, but the memory of the beloved UPS deliveryman who was slain by a deranged gunman in the Accent Signage shootings lives on in the neighborhoods where he worked for almost three decades.
His customers in Bryn Mawr and Harrison knew him as someone who would stop to talk, making friends along the route he had for 29 years. At 7 p.m. Thursday, they will share their memories of Basinski in an eight-minute mini-documentary film.
Its first public viewing at the Harrison Recreation Center at 503 Irving Av. N. will be followed by remembrances from neighbors and a reception.
Filmmaker Deacon Warner said the idea for the mini-doc came from a neighbor of his. An ad in the local Bryn Mawr Bugle helped spread the word, and soon people were coming forward to share their Basinski stories with Deacon.
“It’s all for Keith,” said Deacon. “He knew that many people in the neighborhood.”