Battle For Brooklyn
Back on February 13th, 2011 I began the The Filmwax Film Series with a rough cut of Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley's tremendous documentary, BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN.
Flash forward 7 months!
Rumur & The Filmwax Film Series proudly presents BATTLE FOR BROOYLYN, the award winning documentary by Brooklyn filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley which takes place in our school's neighborhood! This is the first in a series of monthly screenings sponsored by the P.S. 11 PTA and The Filmwax Film Series.
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN is an intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by residents and business owners of Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Heights neighborhood facing condemnation of their property to make way for the polarizing Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets. The film focuses on graphic designer Daniel Goldstein whose apartment sits at what would be center court of the new arena. A reluctant activist, Daniel is dragged into the fight because he can’t accept that the government should use the power of Eminent Domain to take his new apartment and hand it off to a private developer, Forest City Ratner. The effort to stop the project pits him and his neighbors against Ratner and an entourage of lawyers and public relations emissaries, the g0vernment, as well as other residents who want the construction jobs, the basketball team, and the additional housing that the project might produce.
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Battle For Brooklyn
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Brooklyn filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley present their documentary, BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN. City Council Member Letitia James to participate in post-screening panel along with film subject, activist Daniel Goldstein.
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Cost: Tickets are on a sliding scale, suggested: $5 - $10. All proceeds for this event go to the PS11 PTA.
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419 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Directions C train to Clinton-Washington: exit either side of station, exit onto Fulton Street. Walk 1 block to Waverly Avenue, then go north 1 1/2 blocks to the Waverly entrance to P.S. 11.
G train to Clinton-Washington: exit either end of station, exit to Lafayette Street. Walk 1 block to Waverly Avenue, then go south 1 1/2 blocks to the Waverly entrance to P.S. 11.
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