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‘My Brooklyn’ Premiers Friday January 4 At DUMBO’s reRun Theater

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 […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park In A Magical Time-Lapse Vignette!

Fantastic fun! A tilt-shift film shot in Brooklyn by German filmmaker Joerg Daiber. Below the jump, check out locations in Brooklyn Bridge Park (heavily featured), Downtown, DUMBO, Brooklyn’s Main Public Library, Grand Army Plaza and Coney Island. Read details of the “making of” here.

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Oscars: What’s the Over/Under?

The Academy Awards are Sunday the 27th, and seeing as we’ve lately become such a Hollywood hubbub, who better than Brooklyn Heightsers (Heightsites?) to weigh in on the nominees. So who are your faves? Will The King’s Speech clean up? Or will Black Swan plié its way to a statuette? Most importantly, what are the […]

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Friends With Kids Filming with Ed Burns (no Jon Hamm?)

The red BHB phone rang a little while ago with my marching orders: go cover Friends With Kids and “Get Jon Hamm!” So march I did, single-file across that path on Henry St. that won’t be clear of snow until July. I didn’t see Jon Hamm, but I did capture a surprise guest star—Ed Burns […]

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Atlantic Ave. Tunnel Doubles as Movie Theater

Rooftop Films is going underground next month, as its Short Film Program will be screened in the famed Atlantic Avenue tunnel. The tunnel, whose entrance is located at the manhole cover on Atlantic and Court St., is part of the first subway system, built in 1844 and rediscovered by Flatbush resident Bob Diamond in 1979. […]

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Where Luca Brasi Met the Fishes?

One of the reasons I moved to Brooklyn Heights is because I’m a big fan of Moonstruck, and it seemed like a neighborhood with all sorts of romantic possibilities. (Little did I know.) Yet the Heights also has its dark side—which may or may not have been projected on the big screen in The Godfather. […]

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What are your favorite horror flicks?

I was just reminded of The Sentinel, that spooky ’70s horror flick where Cristina Raines rents an apartment on the Promenade that turns out to be the gates to hell. (But the rents were reasonable.) The film also had a cavalcade of all-stars: Chris Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Jerry Orbach, Eli Wallach, Sylvia Miles, Beverly D’Angelo, […]

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Rescue Me on Garden Place

Rescue Me is filming on Garden Place through Wednesday. Denis Leary was spotted at craft services earlier; I caught Callie Thorne in this photo getting her makeup reapplied. (She’s in purple.)

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Brooklyn Filmmakers Debut at Cinema Under the Stars

On July 7th, 189 Schermerhorn will be the site of “Cinema Under the Stars”: I wanted to let you know about “Cinema Under the Stars,” taking place July 7 at 189 Schermerhorn Street (a.k.a. be@schermerhorn). It is a short film festival that will feature films by Brooklyn filmmakers Robbie Norris, Jessica Burstein, Jacob LaMendola, and […]

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