Jan 252013

“My Brooklyn” now has a second run, which will take place from January 25 to February 3 at reRun Theater on 147 Front Street in DUMBO, close to the York Street F Train station.

The first run at completely sold out, so get your tickets early at our Eventbrite page.

See the previous post for the schedule of special guests at the Q&A’s. Guests include the filmmaker Kelly Anderson, MIT historian, author and Bed Stuy native Dr. Craig Wilder, former State Committeeman Lincoln Restler, Hunter College Urban Planning Prof. Tom Angotti and General Steele of Brooklyn’s own Smif-N-Wessun.

Jan 172013

Special guests are confirming for our new run at reRun Theater! The following speakers are now confirmed:

Friday, Jan. 25th (7:30pm)

Former State Committeeman Lincoln Restler and Director Kelly Anderosn will discuss how land use will figure in the upcoming elections – what might city politics look like in a post-Bloomberg era?

Saturday, Jan. 26 (12:45pm show)

Screening of short documentary “What Is the Community Board?” and discussion with filmmaker Tamara Gubernat and Stanley Gleaton from Community Board 10 in Harlem. They will speak about the role of community boards and the way zoning changes have affected Harlem and Downtown Brooklyn.

Monday, Jan. 28th (7:30pm show)

Graffiti Artist Blake Lethem (aka KEO and Lord Scotch) will be joining Director Kelly Anderson after the 7:30 screening on Monday, Jan. 28th for a conversation about hip hop culture at Fulton Mall during the 1980s and the impact of recent changes on the area’s cultural and artistic life.

Tuesday, Jan. 29th (7:30pm show)

Special guests from FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality) will give updates about the situation in Downtown Brooklyn and discuss their ongoing work to demand accountable development in the area.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 (7:30pm show)

Special guest Tom Angotti, author of New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, will lead a discussion about how — even in the “real estate capital of the world” — communities can and have shaped their own futures.

Thursday, Jan. 31 (7:30)

General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, who appears in My Brooklyn, will speak about how he sees Brooklyn’s changes, and the role of places like the Fulton Mall in Brooklyn’s hip hop history. Maybe he’ll even freestyle for us!

Saturday, Feb. 2 (12:45 show)

Special guests from Good Jobs New York will talk about how they are working to break down the information barriers that have traditionally excluded average New Yorkers from the development process, and to ensure that subsidies go to projects that really benefit workers, taxpayers and communities.

 Saturday, Feb. 2 (3:45pm and 7:30pm shows)

“Gentrification: What it is, and What it Isn’t” — M.I.T. Historian Craig Wilder, featured in My Brooklyn, will discuss how the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn fits into a larger and often invisible history of corporations, in concert with government policy, planning out the long-term future of neighborhoods.


Stay tuned for more speakers and special guests. Tickets and showtimes at www.mybrooklynrerun.eventbrite.com

Jan 132013

Due to its popularity with NYC audiences (we sold out every show!), My Brooklyn will be back at reRun Theater in Dumbo Jan. 25th – Feb. 3rd. Tickets will be available very soon at www.reruntheater.com and http://mybrooklynrerun.eventbrite.com. We will be selling all tickets online, and none at the door unless it’s not sold out, so please get your tickets early so we can avoid some of the disappointment that happened at the door last time.

We got amazing reviews including raves in the New York Times, Variety, and Bloomberg News. Kelly and Allison were on Brian Lehrer’s radio show, which really helped get the word out about the film.

For the next run, we will continue to have lots of great guests and post-screening discussions about everything from the upcoming elections, to equitable economic development models, to the history of hip hop culture at Fulton Mall. Please come and help spread the word!

Thanks everybody for helping to generate buzz around My Brooklyn and the important issues it’s helping shine a light on.