Film & New Media
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN
Shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards
JAN 13 - 8 PM/JAN 14 - 5 & 8 PM/JAN 15 - 6 PM
$7 general/$5 seniors, students and military
Fri Jan 13 + Sat Jan 14 at 8pm / Sat Jan 14 at 5pm / Sun Jan 15 6pm / $7 / Dome Theatre
All screenings include Q&A with directors Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley as well as central figure Dan Goldstein
Shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards, Battle for Brooklyn is the epic and universal tale of one man under pressure, and how far he will go to save his community. The acclamed documentary, tells the story of the Atlantic Yards project—Bruce Ratner’s billion-dollar plan for a massive Brooklyn development including 8 million square feet of new apartments, offices and stores, centered on a basketball arena for the New York Nets. While the plan is hobbled with oversized expectations and lawsuits, local residents and business-owners fight to keep their property. One apartment owner in particular, Daniel Goldstein, is the focus of the film as his battle to save his neighborhood is documented over the course of eight years. Throughout those years, Daniel transforms from reluctant victim of a developer’s inevitable plan to fervent activist standing up for his community, all while his personal life is affected in dramatic ways. Along the way, he loses a fiancée, falls in love again, gets married and starts a family.
A screening of the short film, The Tragedy of Urban Renewal by director Jim Epstein will precede each screening.