Saturday, January 28, 2012

Battle For Brooklyn: Free Screening At Issue Project Room In Gowanus

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 
Free admission. 
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.

1 comment:

reluctant activist said...

I love the adjective "reluctant" before "activist" - speaking from personal experience - those two words really go together well. You can live your mostly merry life, and then, boom - you find yourself in a situation where you have to take some stand, become involved. In my case, it is Gowanus - trying to protect it from pressures to turn it into real estate visions a la Toll Brothers, Gowanus Village, and now Whole Foods. What we have in Gowanus is unique in the entire country - for many reasons too numerous to go into - and all I really wanted to say was that "reluctant activitist" is a very good phrase!