Jul 252011
 

Forgive me if I feel like breaking out in song, to Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, but yeah, we’re (more than) halfway to our $20,000 Kickstarter goal, and it feels like we’re livin’ on a prayer.

With your help we can finish this film and get it out into the world, where it belongs, to do some good around making Brooklyn, and your city and more equitable, sustainable and diverse place to live.

For some key background info about the subject matter the film delves into, you can watch Producer Allison Lirish Dean talk about the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn rezoning and see clips from the film here:

My Brooklyn Kickstarter Video #2 from Kelly Anderson on Vimeo.

Jun 182011
 

battle for brooklyn posterMichael Galinsky and Suki Hawley’s new documentary Battle for Brooklyn unfolds right down the street from where we’ve been shooting My Brooklyn for the past four years. I had a chance to see the film last night at Cinema Village and highly recommend it to anybody interested in urban planning, land use, and the increasing use of eminent domain for private profit. By following Daniel Goldstein’s fight to stay in his apartment, and Develop Don’t Destroy‘s efforts to bring some sanity to the planning process, Battle for Brooklyn exposes the corrupt decision-making process behind the Atlantic Yards Project as well as some great public relations strategies (my favorite being a theater piece that takes place in front of Freddy’s bar before it is demolished). City Council member Tish James comes off really well against a cast of city politicians and developers the film skewers pretty squarely. Go see it while you can!