Kelly Anderson's MY BROOKLYN to screen with BFC shorts at reRun
Alexander MallisDec 31, 2012
Kelly Anderson's feature documentary, My Brooklyn, will have a week long run in Dumbo at the reRun Theatre. The film will run January 4th - January 10th and will be paired with a different short film at each screening.
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On January 8th at 10:15pm, "A Voice for Vacancy" a short film about homelessness, housing, and vacancy, will screen. This film was co-directed by a team of four, including BFCer Alex Mallis .
On January 10th at 10:15pm, "Willets Point: The Iron Triangle" by BFCer Nicholas Weissman and Corey Wascinski will screen before the feature.
My Brooklyn is an award winning film about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods she has come to call home. She watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain store development spurs bitter conflict over who has a right to live in the city and to determine its future. While some people view these development patterns as ultimately revitalizing the city, to others, they are erasing the eclectic urban fabric, economic and racial diversity, creative alternative culture, and unique local economies that drew them to Brooklyn in the first place. It seems that no less than the city’s soul is at stake.