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Battle for Brooklyn

Synopsis

Battle for Brooklyn was shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Battle for Brooklyn is a feature-length documentary from filmmakers Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, and David Beilinson, about eminent domain abuse and the development of a professional basketball arena in Brooklyn. Widely known as the Atlantic Yards project, the undertaking was a major source of contention between the government, property owners, and private developers as local residents resisted a billionaire developer’s attempt to use eminent domain to seize their homes and businesses.

Official Film Website

“Seven years of footage is edited into a crisp, dramatic and narrator-free 93 minutes, focusing on the remarkable story of neighborhood activist Daniel Goldstein, the last resident in a Pacific Street building marked for demolition through eminent domain.” —Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal

Credits

GENRE
Documentary feature
DIRECTORS
Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky
PRODUCERS
David Beilinson
Michael Galinsky
Suki Hawley
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Isabel Hill
HillEDITING
Suki Hawley
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Michael Galinsky
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Jonathan Barkey
TOTAL RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

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Events

  • 8.4.13Battle for Brooklyn screens at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, in New York, NY, at 6:00 p.m. The code BIGSCREEN2013 will save you $2 on pre-sale tickets when you buy them online. Tickets will be $12 (cash only) at the door with no discounts. Click here for more information.
  • 7.27.13Battle for Brooklyn is having a free screening at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, CA, at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
  • 4.20.13Battle for Brooklyn screens at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA. Click here for more information.
  • 4.16.13Battle for Brooklyn screens at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA. Click here for more information.
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