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June 10, 2011

See the Atlantic Yards docu-ganda tomorrow!

The Brooklyn Paper

Look, we’re not going to lie to you: Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky’s exhaustive new docu-ganda about the Atlantic Yards mega-project (eight years and counting!) is not the best documentary you’ll ever see. But the “Battle for Brooklyn” filmmakers get major points for their painstaking approach to illuminating the horrendous process that created Bruce Ratner’s Frankenstein.

Sure, a little less hagiography on Dan Goldstein and a lot more Kelo could’ve made this an Oscar contender, but it’s worth seeing if only to relive one of the most-important chapters in the living history of Brooklyn.

Tomorrow, catch it at IndieScreen in Williamsburg.

“Battle for Brooklyn,” at IndieScreen [289 Kent Ave. at S. Second St. in Williamsburg, (347) 227-8030], June 11, 8 pm.


NoLandGrab: Calling it a "docu-ganda" does the film a disservice, since a) everything in the film is true and actually happened, and b) even Errol Louis has called it "fair" (in the "not unfair" sense).

Posted by eric at June 10, 2011 12:36 PM