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Film Screening and Discussion: "Battle for Brooklyn" -- Wednesday, January 28th, 7pm

Jan 23, 2015 1:04 PM | 0 comments

As part of Brooklyn Transitions, a series of programs and events about neighborhood change in our borough, the Brooklyn Collection presents the film "Battle for Brooklyn". This documentary is an intensely intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by owners and residents facing condemnation of their property to make way for the controversial Atlantic Yards project, the development plan that created the Barclay's Center (home of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team) and the Pacific Park apartment towers that are currently under construction. Shot over seven years and compiled from almost 500 hours of footage, "Battle for Brooklyn" is an epic tale of how far people will go to fight for what they believe in.

Photo from film: Tracy Collins 

The film starts at 7pm, with discussion to follow.  A wine and cheese reception precedes the program at 6:30pm -- tickets will be distributed at this point.

The program is held in the Brooklyn Collection, on the 2nd floor balcony level of the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.