Today, the New York Daily News’s Michael O’Keeffe explained some of the parralels between Battle for Brooklyn and Occupy Wall Street. We’ve been waiting for someone to notice.
Now we are back in Brooklyn and back on screen tomorrow at Brooklyn Heights Cinema – 70 Henry St. at 7pm . It will run every Wednesday for the time being.
The recent West Coast tour was amazing, and we had engaged audiences and powerful q and a’s at every event.
About Battle, Charles Mudede wrote in the Stranger, “The documentary is fair and engaging from beginning to end.”
The film also got a rave in the Seattle Times.
Upcoming screenngs include:
– Pittsuburgh at Three Rivers Film Festival on Saturday, November 12.
Yahoo review from LA
Shockya review by LA Film Critics Circle President
LA Times Review
New York Daily News – FOUR STARS ****
New York Magazine
Time Out New York – FOUR STARS ****
The Wall Street Journal
NY Daily News
New York Press
|ABOUT THE FILM|
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, and other residents who want the construction jobs, the basketball team, and the additional housing that the project might produce.
For more information visit BattleforBrooklyn.com