Big Screen Brooklyn


This week marks the return of Brooklyn’s answer to Sundance and Cannes, the annual Brooklyn Film Festival. The cinematic fun kicks off this Friday with a screening of Battle for Brooklyn, a documentary that traces the Atlantic Yards project, and Develop Don’t Destroy’s opposition, from its roots to the contentious groundbreaking and the Goldstein family’s eventual eviction. The film will be screened at Brooklyn Heights Cinema as part of an opening night celebration that also includes an afterparty at powerHouse Arena. If you prefer your screenings outdoors in the summer, Rooftop Films will screen it again (for free) on June 9 in Fort Greene Park. Other films with a Brooklyn connection include The Best Thing I Ever Done, a short doc that takes an affectionate look at Domenico DeMarco and his famed pizzeria Di Fara; DAMN!, a film that captures Jimmy McMillan of the “Rent is 2 Damn High” party as he rose to political and viral fame; and David, a feature set in Brooklyn that tells the story of the friendship that develops between a group of Jewish boys and a Muslim boy they mistakenly think is also Jewish. All films will be screened either at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema or Williamsburg’s indieScreen; the festival runs through June 12.

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