June 16th, 2011 — By — In News & Events
Battle for Brooklyn opens in NYC this weekend
The documentary Battle for Brooklyn opens this Friday, June 17th, at Cinema Village in Manhattan and at indieScreen in Brooklyn. The film Battle for Brooklyn captures a community’s seven-year fight to stop the use of eminent domain to take their homes and businesses for the construction of a mixed-use development including a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets and commercial towers. It is a compelling story about the abuse of eminent domain and how this awesome power intended for the public good can destroy a community, literally. We saw the film at a preview screening held at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain conference in Miami in February. (See our previous posts about the film here and here.)
Since then the film made its world premier at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto and won Best Documentary and the Grand Chameleon Award last weekend at the Brooklyn Film Festival. It has received acclaim from the press, property rights advocates, and the general public and truly demonstrates that some things in life are certainly worth the fight.
If you’re in NYC this weekend and haven’t seen Battle for Brooklyn, yet, check it out. Show times are 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 9:15 pm Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19.