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BkR Finale: BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN w/ Director Michael Galinsky
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM (PDT)
Oakland, United States
It all comes down to this - the BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED series finale///
Brooklyn Reconstructed is a new film series about gentrification & redevelopment in the Brooklyn borough presented by Top Ten Social, FilmWax, and Broaklyn Film & Theater Co.
Stay tuned to www.toptensocial.com and www.broaklyn.org for our next series coming soon!!
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APRIL 16 / APRIL 20 (Director's Talk)
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN
Battle for Brooklyn (2012), by Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley, follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history. Along the way, he falls in love, gets married and starts a family while living in a vacated building located at the heart of the project site. Over the course of seven years, Daniel spearheads the movement against the development plan as he and the community fight tenaciously in the courts, the streets, and the media to stop the abuse of eminent domain and reveal the corruption at the heart of the plan.
Director: Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley
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Beats, Rhymes, & Life // KQED // Oakland Film Society // Society.
*peace to Adam Schartoff & Michael Galinsky*
Broaklyn Film & Theater Co. and Top Ten Social are proud to present the BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED series; six feature films which highlight the social impact of a so-called renaissance. Gentrification, eminent domain, public subsidies for luxury developments, political corruption, rising rents and neighborhood revitalization are underlying themes in most Brooklynites day-to-day lives. With that in mind, the series taps into the borough’s zeitgeist, its wealth of local filmmakers and their recent output of documentaries that address these issues.
Each film in the series, to be screened for one night only at The New Parkway Theater at 474 24th Street in Oakland, will deal with the themes of gentrification & development in communities much like Brooklyn. Within those themes is a conversation about race & class in a city undergoing a startling transformation. In order to cultivate a rich conversation about the above issues, a discussion led by a panel of regional activists, scholars, and civic leaders will accompany the screenings.
Following a blitz of evolutionary national PR, a 2012 Oakland, California now enters a climate where the future of history and history of future, alike, are on the cusp of being greatly re-associated with expanding definitions of mindstate. Articles comparing Oakland to Brooklyn, New York have become as commonplace as the banter of those who call both home.
Broaklyn Film & Theater Company presents stories with themes relevant to historically ethnically rich communities, particularly amidst heightened social displacement via gentrification and redevelopment. We are impassioned by a belief that through story, we may transcend traditional barriers such as geography, race, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic class.
We tell stories. We bring people together.
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Top Ten Social's organizational goal is to push the cultural, artistic and intellectual envelope of Afro-futurist urban expression and create sustainable models through innovative events like their Speaker Series, Performance Series, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" revival, "Wonder-Full" party and "Fela! In Oakland" concert.
Our mission encompasses informative and educational approaches to cultural entertainment, which recognize ancestry while updating tradition, and build up the spiritual, mental and economic health of urban communities.
Originally founded in 1966 in Milwaukee, TTS is currently based in Oakland, California.
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