If you have not yet seen "Battle for Brooklyn" by husband-and-wife-team Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, here is your chance.
the Oscar shortlisted and critically acclaimed documentary film about the Atlantic Yards project
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Doors open 7:00, Screening 7:30
Run time 93 min. Panel discussion and Q &A to follow
Issue Project Room at The Old American Can Factory
232 Third St corner Third Ave Gowanus, Brooklyn
Battle for Brooklyn follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history. Along the way, he falls in love, gets married and starts a family while living in a vacated building located at the heart of the project site. Over the course of seven years, Daniel spearheads the movement against the development plan as he and the community fight tenaciously in the courts, the streets, and the media to stop the abuse of eminent domain and reveal the corruption at the heart of the plan.