“My Brooklyn” receives press

Prof. Kelly Anderson’s My Brooklyn at reRun Theater just over a week ago: sold out every screening! People were turned away at the door.

Because of all this success, IFP and Filmwax are presenting another 9-day run of My Brooklyn at reRun!

Here’s some recent press:

New York Times
Anderson’s sensitive study of gentrification … traces a tale of aggressive rezoning, multimillion-dollar development deals and racial displacement. The history of the American city is in itself one of cyclical displacement, but here the apparent lack of transparency and official callousness are especially troubling.

Striking a fine balance between personal journal and political expose, Kelly Anderson’s docu examines the unnatural causes of changes wrought in Brooklyn neighborhoods due to gentrification.  … this absorbing pic eschews militant outrage for a quietly devastating look at social commodification.

Bloomberg News
At first “My Brooklyn” looks like the kind of studious documentary that well-meaning liberals put audiences to sleep with. By the end, though, it’s likely to have viewers boiling. (Anderson and Dean) explode the comforting idea that the gentrification changing downtown Brooklyn is just an organic process of some people moving in and others moving out.

A thoughtful piece of documentary journalism … Anderson’s refreshing honesty about her feelings of both guilt and excitement at the changes that take place when a neighborhood begins to accommodate this new class of people will likely be relatable to many who’ve moved to lower-income neighborhoods.

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