Opening Friday, January 4 at the reRun Theater in DUMBO (147 Front Street), IFP & Filmwax will premiere “My Brooklyn,” which follows director Kelly Anderson’s journey as a Brooklyn gentrifier to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, “a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it,” despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City.
As more than 100 small businesses are replaced by high-rise luxury housing and chain retailers, Anderson further uncovers a “web of global corporations, politicians and secretive public-private partnerships that drive seemingly natural neighborhood change.” The film’s ultimate question is: Who has a right to live in cities and determine their future?
“My Brooklyn” premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June 2012, and after two sold-out screenings, took home the festival’s Audience Award. Since, it kicked off Filmwax’s Brooklyn Reconstructed series and has been showing to robust audiences across the city. It also won Best Documentary and Best Director at the Red Hook Film Festival, and has screened internationally at the Architecture Film Festival in Lund, Sweden, and the This Human World Human Rights Film Festival in Vienna, Austria.
Friday January 4: 7:30pm, 10:15pm
Saturday January 5: 4:45pm, 7:45pm
Sunday January 6: 1:30pm
Monday January 7: 7:30pm, 10:15pm
Tuesday January 11: 7:30pm, 10:15pm
Wednesday January 12: 7:30pm, 10:15pm
Thursday January 13: 7:30pm, 10:15pm