PTA Executive Board member and Children’s School parent Kelly Anderson’s film My Brooklyn is showing for a week at reRun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn from January 4th – 10th!
“A thoughtful inquiry into the complex issues of neighborhood gentrification … My Brooklyn raises valid questions about how New York is changing, not blindly arguing that it shouldn’t.”
Hear Kelly and Producer Allison Lirish Dean discussing their film on WNYC, The Brian Lehrer Show below!
My Brooklyn, a feature-length documentary, digs into the timely and controversial subject of gentrification and lends insight into its complex history as a force of purposeful top-down urban development. Director Kelly Anderson leads viewers through downtown Brooklyn’s metamorphosis, with photos from Jamel Shabazz, grassroots activists, urban historians, and the city’s own development gurus. It is an emotional first-person journey through the eyes of a longtime Brooklyn resident.
Special events at reRun include a conversation with historian Craig Wilder (in My Brooklyn and hot off The Central Park Five film), photographer Jamel Shabazz (also in the film) showing a series of photographs of Downtown Brooklyn in the 1980’s and Meredith TenHoor and Damon Rich on urban design at Fulton Mall. Sponsoring organizations include FUREE, Pratt Area Community Council, Fifth Avenue Committee,MoCADA, Soul of Brooklyn, Good Jobs NY and more. reRun is a fun place, with drinks, food and room to hang out before and after screenings. So come on down! Get your tickets early so they don’t sell out.
My Brooklyn premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June 2012, and after two sold-out screenings it took home the festival’s Audience Award. Since then, the film kicked off Filmwax’s acclaimed Brooklyn Reconstructed series and has been showing to packed audiences all over the city. It went on to win Best Documentary and Best Director at the Red Hook Film Festival, and has screened internationally at the Architecture Film Festival in Lund, Sweden and the This Human World Human Rights Film Festival in Vienna, Austria.
Hope to See you there !