My Brooklyn

Jun 112012

We won the Audience Award last night at the Brooklyn Film Festival! A huge “Thank you” to everybody who came, viewed, discussed and voted.

We had two sold out screenings, and discussions afterwards were rich and engaged. Audience members expressed concern and outrage over the events documented in the film, and many expressed a desire to get involved to stay on top of planned developments and land use actions so we can have more of a say in the way our neighborhoods are changing.

It was a pleasure and honor to share the award with Su Friedrich, whose excellent film Gut Renovation is also about hypergentrification in Brooklyn.

Let’s continue the conversation!

All the best,

Kelly & Allison



Jun 072012

Thanks to all who came to see My Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Film Festival on June 2, and to those who bought tickets for our June 10 showing. Apologies for all of you who tried to get tickets only to find it sold out. We are excited the film is touching a nerve and promise to have another screening soon. Sign up for updates on this page (to the right) and we’ll let you know when screenings are happening.

May 102012

We are so pleased to announced that My Brooklyn will be premiering June 2 at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, at 7:30pm, as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival. There will also be a screening on June 10 at 8pm (closing night at the festival!) at IndieScreen in Williamsburg. If you attend the June 10 screening there is a party immediately afterwards that includes the Awards Ceremony.

Tickets are going fast so please get them soon if you are planning on coming. We look forward to seeing you, sharing the film and discussing the important issues of development policy in Brooklyn and NYC.

Q&A with the filmmakers, people in the film and a host of others at both screenings.

All the Best,

Kelly, Allison, Fivel, Laurie & Lisa

Team My Brooklyn

Jan 032012

Thanks to all who came out to Docuclub on Dec. 14th and gave feedback on the latest cut of My Brooklyn. It was so useful in terms of pushing us to the next phase. We are aware of the problems we need to deal with. And best of all, the film is finally working in a lot of ways! I was most happy to hear that the themes of the film are resonating loud and clear! Onwards! More soon …

Aug 302011

Team MY BROOKLYN is thrilled to announce that as of earlier today, we made our $20,000 kickstarter goal ahead of schedule! We cannot thank our wonderful and generous backers enough for helping us get there. We could not have done it without each and every one of them! In addition to allowing us to hire Kathryn Barnier to edit the film (she will start in two weeks), the outpouring of goodwill over the past two months has energized us, and we are more convinced than ever that this film needs to be made. We look forward to continuing the conversation, in person and virtually, that has begun as a result of all of us joining together during this effort. We’ll continue to provide updates on the final days of our campaign, and also, of course, on our progress with MY BROOKLYN – we can’t wait to get back to work on the film! Also: we still have four days left in our campaign, so there is still time to pledge and/or spread the word if you were planning on it. Kickstarter lets us keep any extra funding we raise, which we will need for additional finishing expenses such as archival footage rights and sound mixing. We promise to put any extra support to good use!

A big huge thanks again from all of us!
Allison, Fivel, Kelly, Lenford, and Lisa

Aug 222011

Filmwax LogoCome out this Thursday to Filmwax at Fifth Estate and help My Brooklyn reach our kickstarter goal. Clips from the film, discussion with filmmakers and people in the film, snacks, music, cash bar (maybe some free beer, still working on it!). Food provided by Mazie’s Catering & Events Music by DJ SkyBreaks.





Thursday, August 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Fifth Estate bar

506 5th Avenue, between 12th & 13th Streets

Park Slope Brooklyn

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Aug 092011
Cuzin's Duzin posterPlease come by Cuzin’s Duzin Sunday, August 21st at DeKalb Market to try their hot and fresh mini donuts AND help raise money for My Brooklyn!
Sunday, August 21st
10am – 7pm
DeKalb Market
Flatbush Ave. nr Willoughby St., Fort Greene
W Q Dekalb stop,  2 3 Hoyt Street stop. Parking available in the neighborhood
All proceeds will go to My Brooklyn to support finishing our film about the ongoing transformation of Downtown Brooklyn, and preserve the area’s unique culture and history. Please help support local businesses like Cuzin’s Duzins and others at Dekalb Market, and thank you for your interest in and support for MY BROOKLYN.
Jul 052011

kickstarter logoWe are $20,000 away from finishing My Brooklyn, and have launched a campaign to help us raise the money we need to take it home. This has been a labor of love so far, but we really can’t finish without hiring an editor to help us bring it into sharp focus. We have some great rewards for our contributors, including custom dog tag necklaces, T-shirts and signed copies of Jamel Shabazz’s new book (click here to see pictures). Most importantly, you will have the great feeling associated with doing your part to keep Brooklyn the diverse, interesting, affordable place it has been to so many of us for decades now. There is something we can do to return democracy to planning! Go to to find out more and to contribute. A true thank you from the bottom of our hearts!