The Filmwax Film Series

Join filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley for a 35mm-projected retrospective of RUMUR films closing with their award-winning documentary BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN. This series is co-presented by Rooftop Films & Filmwax.

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Battle for Brooklyn [A RUMUR Film]

Battle for Brooklyn [A RUMUR Film]

Back on February 13th, 2011 The Filmwax Film Series hosted its first screening ever with a rough cut of Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley's tremendous documentary, BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN. The film has an extraordinary success and changed the way people think about development in their neighborhoods. The films has ignited thousands of discussions and was eventually shortlisted for an Academy Award, against all odds.

Rooftop Films & The Filmwax Film Series proudly present BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, 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 government, 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 [A RUMUR Film]

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Join filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley for a 35mm-projected retrospective of RUMUR films closing with their award-winning documentary BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN. This series is co-presented by Rooftop Films & Filmwax.
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