Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Atlantic Yards documentary film "Battle for Brooklyn" to debut at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival April 30

First came The Civilians' documentary play In the Footprint: The Battle for Atlantic Yards, which opened last fall. Now comes the documentary "Battle for Brooklyn" (working title "Battle of Brooklyn").

The Hollywood Reporter, in Hot Docs Unveils 18th Edition Film Slate, reports:
TORONTO -- The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival's 18th edition is to open April 28 with Morgan Spurlock's POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Spurlock's feature doc on advertising and product placement paid for entirely by advertising and product placement comes to Toronto for a Canadian premiere at the Winter Gardens Theatre by way of Sundance and the SXSW Film Festival...

Sean Farnel, Hot Docs director of programming, said the main film themes this year include the arrogance of power, problematic families and "directors becoming fictional characters in thelr own films." There's also a world premiere for Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley's Battle for Brooklyn in the World Showcase program, which captures a community fighting to stop developer Bruce Ratner demolishing a Brooklyn community to make way for a New Jersey Nets basketball arena and commercial towers.
Report the filmmakers:
Battle for Brooklyn (note new name) will have its world premier at the Hot Docs Documentary Festival on April 30th at 7pm. This is fantastic news as Hot Docs is the most important doc festival in North America.

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