Saturday, September 08, 2012

Battle for Brooklyn documentary going national, local in next six weeks

As the Barclays Center opening approaches, an alternative narrative is available in the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, which will screen in New York, in cities nationally, and on national TV. (Press and reviews here.)

New York City Dates:
Wednesday, September 19 — Brooklyn
Park Slope’s Old First Brooklyn Church - presented by the Fifth Ave Committee
Tuesday, Sept 25, 9pm — Brooklyn
Indiescreen, Brooklyn
Tuesday, Sept 25 — Staten Island
ETG cafe on Staten Island Wednesday, Sept 26 — Brooklyn
Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society as part of Brooklyn Reconstructed
Thursday, Sept 27 — Manhattan
Maysles Cinema in Harlem
Bronx and Queens screenings TBA
Nationwide Dates:
Chicago, September 24, 7pm at Facets
Fort Lauderdale, September 24, 7pm at Cinema Paradiso
Washington, D.C., September 25 at West End Cinema
Seattle, September 25 at the Northwest Film Forum
Bellingham, WA, October 1 at Pickford Film Center
Dallas, October 1 at Studio Movie Grille
Nationwide screenings of the film will include a recently filmed Q & A with the filmmakers and the film’s protagonist and a discussion after the film with the audience.

On national TV

A press release:
DIRECTV's Audience Network, known for its daring entertainment programming, will take viewers a step further into the realm of the deeply provocative with the premiere of Something to Talk About, a series of socially and culturally relevant documentaries presented in association with Brainstorm Media, beginning in October exclusively on DIRECTV. In certain cities, the films will be screened in theaters starting in late September and, in select locations, will include live discussions following the screenings.
The twelve-part series will kick-off with the broadcast premiere of BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

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