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June 29, 2011

Battle for Brooklyn

Filmspotting contributors Kamaria Porter and Alex Wilgus review the new movie "Battle for Brooklyn," which was part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center and is currently playing in New York.

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Kamaria Porter's review contains the most apt misnomer we've come across in a long, long time: Atlantic City Yards.

Even after scandal, outcries from the community, alternative plans, and the credit crisis, Goldstein and company cannot break the momentum of Atlantic City Yards. As the project breaks ground in a star-studded ceremony, Goldsteins leads a protest march and must barrel through police and private guards to get to his home. The fight is over and Goldstein has to move out with the new family he's built in the intervening years. Yet, he's become a different person -- agile with the press, steadfast with private guards trying to limit his access to his home, and connected to the community he's worked to preserve.

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Posted by eric at June 29, 2011 10:20 PM