USA, 2012, 85 mins.
Sunday, March 17 at 1:15pm
There are still tickets available, but online sales have closed. Please call (508) 645-9599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$7 for members and $15 for non-members. Add couch seating to any ticket for just $5 extra.
Discussion with director Kelly Anderson and film subject, MIT historian Craig Wilder, to follow
Director Kelly Anderson journeys, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. She documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that is the third most profitable shopping area in New York City but maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live nearby. As a hundred small businesses are replaced by high-rise luxury housing and chain retail stores, Anderson uncovers the web of global corporations, politicians, and public-private partnerships that is behind the seemingly natural neighborhood change. Who has a right to live in cities and determine their future?
My Brooklyn trailer from Kelly Anderson on Vimeo.
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