Prof. Kelly Anderson’s “My Brooklyn” was screened in Frankfurt, Germany to a sold out audience and participated in an open forum on “urban economics” with architects, planners, and artists.
Upcoming screenings: tonight in Brooklyn, there is a free screening at the Park Slope Food Coop (7pm, 782 Union street, more info here). It is open to the public and Kelly will be there for a discussion.
On Sunday and Tuesday (April 7 and 9) the film will be screening in New Orleans, finding connections between Brooklyn and post-Katrina NOLA.
And on Tuesday night, My Brooklyn will be screened at International House in Philadelphia as part of Scribe Video Center’s Producer’s Forum series. The screening is co-sponsored by NextCity, there is great panel discussion planned, and word has it many locals involved in anti-gentrification and anti-displacement work will be attending. Additional screenings in Harlem on April 19 and 20 as part of Creatively Speaking at MIST Harlem.
On the international front, catch My Brooklyn at DOXA (Vancouver) May 6, and the Belfast Film Festival (April 21).
Prof. Anderson and others are planning an online petition/pledge, a toolkit, and a month of house parties and screenings to bolster community awareness, dialogue and influence leading up to the Mayoral and City Council elections in November (keeping in mind the longer-term goals of strengthening our networks and collective power as engaged citizens). My Brooklyn will also likely be involved in some candidates forums, particularly in City Council districts in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn website: www.mybrooklynmovie.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/333865340047624/