Nov. 9 & 15: San Francisco Doc Fest Screens Battle...
Battle for Brooklyn will screen in the San Francisco Documentary Festival on November 9th and 15th at 9:30pm at The Roxie. More information and purchase tickets here.
Purchase Battle for Brooklyn DVD. iTunes and...
Battle for Brooklyn will be available for download on iTunes and on Amazon in January. Universities and other educational institutions CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD.
Oct 20: Battle for Brooklyn Makes TV Premiere on...
Update November 2: Now available On Demand on DirectTV The Something to Talk About series kicks off this weekend with the premiere of Battle for Brooklyn, Saturday October 20 at 9pm on DirectTVAUDIENCE Network. Check out the schedule for additional airtimes.
9/28 8pm Screening is on for Outdoors at Dean...
8pm film screening of Battle for Brooklyn is on, free and outdoors at the Dean Street Playground. Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue. MAP We’ll see you there.
Atlantic Yards – It’s A Crime! Events on September...
Brooklyn Was Promised Much More Than An Arena As Barclays Center Opens, Series of Events Highlights Failures of Atlantic Yards and Demands for Change What: It’s A Crime! Events to Coincide with Barclays Center Opening, (details below) Who: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Brown Community Development Corporation, BrooklynSpeaks, Fifth Avenue...
As Jay Z Opens the Barclays Center, The...
“‘Battle for Brooklyn’ is a riveting flick that shows how real estate developers use sports to seize other people’s property and enrich themselves with taxpayer subsidies; it is about how corporate interests enlist their allies in government to get what they want, even if that means lying to the public and screwing people who lack deep pockets and political connections.” Michael O’Keeffe, New...
Battle for Brooklyn, The True Story of How the...
“…Battle for Brooklyn is at its best showing how Atlantic Yards used the pretense of democracy to enrich the powerful, but how it also energized actual citizens to fight the good fight…” — Chris Smith, New York magazine “If you’re a New Yorker, it’s a mesmerizing story and for the most part Battle For Brooklyn, provides an engrossing history lesson on this controversial project.” — Neil...
June 15th: Battle for Brooklyn on Australian...
Battle will air on Australia Broadcasting Channel, public TV, on July 15th: ABC2 | Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 8.30pm About the series Sunday nights on ABC2 is the home of Sunday Best, an outstanding collection of game-changing and thought-provoking feature length documentaries. We’ve done the work to bring you the best must-see intelligent docos that are just too good to miss. Hosted by...
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In some ways “Battle For Brooklyn” resembles Frank Capra’s...– — Omar Moore, SF Indie Movie Examiner
Filmmaker Michael Galinsky and activist Daniel...
Killer Movie Reviews via PRX. by Andrea Chase Filmmaker Michael Galinsky used the synchronicity that brought him together with Daniel Goldstein when making BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, the story of how a private developer invoked Eminent Domain to seize private property, including Goldstein’s. The resulting film has been shortlisted for an Oscar, and at the screening I attended in San Francisco,...
'Battle for Brooklyn' Debuts At Artisphere
A documentary exploring eminent domain abuse in Brooklyn, N.Y., debuts at Artisphere’s Dome Theater. Patch.com. By Brooks Hays Some critics may claim “Battle for Brooklyn” is a slanted or biased film, but those who do will have ignored a beautiful piece of cinema and a powerful piece of journalism… “Battle for Brooklyn,” which debuted at the Artisphere in...
'Battle for Brooklyn': It's not just a New York...
TBD Washington, DC. By Andrew Beaujon. (Screens in DC at Artisphere, Jan 13-15) Battle for Brooklyn is a documentary film about the Atlantic Yards project, which attempted to parachute a new neighborhood, including a basketball arena, into downtown Brooklyn. The only problem? There was already a neighborhood there. So why should we care about it here? You can’t swing a Twitter client in...
San Francisco Bay Guardian Review of Battle for...
Battle for Brooklyn (at the Roxie Jan 13 and 19 at 7 & 9pm) Posed as neither a left nor a right issue (though George Will does drift into view at one improbable moment), Michael Galinsky’s powerful documentary does the exhaustive, long-haul work of charting the fight between residents and business owners in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights as they oppose the condemnation of their...
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BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN, the Story of One...
Screening at the Maysles Center in Harlem and Brooklyn Heights Cinema in December ”…The pundits who continue to say they don’t understand what the protesters behind Occupy Wall Street want should look at Battle for Brooklyn, the award-winning documentary about the Atlantic Yards that was released this summer. The film was released before the Wall Street protests began, but the story it...
Chapel Hill native Michael Galinsky's documentary... →
by Marc Maximov, Chapel Hill’s IndyWeek.com Battle for Brooklyn screens at 6pm, Tuesday, November 22nd at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Councilmember Letitia James calls a press conference: Seven construction workers, including former outspoken supporters of Atlantic Yards, promised union cards and construction jobs on Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project announce filing of lawsuit in federal court against the developer, the community group funded by him—Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development (BUILD)—and...
Paper of Record?
About a month ago we screened our film “Battle for Brooklyn” in Bellingham Washington. After the film I mentioned to people that they could support the film by writing reviews on the NY Times readers review section. At that point we had 12 powerfully positive reviews and a five star rating (based on 84 votes). A couple of days later I checked to see if anyone had written a...
Wednesday, Nov 16 AND Nov 21 at 7pm: Battle for...
Battle for Brooklyn is back on the big screen at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema on Wednesday, Nov 9, at 7pm. Brooklyn Heights Cinema is at 70 Henry Street.
Story of Occupy Wall Street protestors runs... →
By Michael O’Keeffe. NY Daily News The pundits who continue to say they don’t understand what the protesters behind Occupy Wall Street want should look at “Battle for Brooklyn,” the award-winning documentary about the Atlantic Yards that was released this summer. The film was released before the Wall Street protests began, but the story it tells is a strong summary of the...
"Battle" In Seattle from October 7th - 13th
Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum cinema, as part of its “Remaking the Metropolis” mini-festival, is screening Battle for Brooklyn nightly from October 7th to 13th. Tickets, showtimes and more information. > Seattle Times review: Some wins, some losses in ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ (3 of 4 Stars) “…Hawley and Galinsky, a longtime wife-and-husband...
Michael Galinsky and Daniel Goldstein on Stossel →
Michael Galinsky and Daniel Goldstein discuss eminent domain and “Battle for Brooklyn” on John Stossel’s Fox Business News program. CLICK TO WATCH.
Why we Battle
The media times are changing. Early on in discussing “Occupy Wall Street,” the media echo chamber repeated the idea that the protesters didn’t have real demands, implying that they were therefore irrelevant. It was the wrong note to hit because the people weren’t buying it. For the most part the comments section on the NY Times (as an example) was fast and furious...
went down to wall street to see what was going on
Bread and Circuses
I stayed up late last night looking at footage from the occupy wall street protest. For the most part it’s pretty mild stuff. There are very few truncheons swinging. Yet the tone of dismissal and power is overwhelming. There’s a palpable anger among the officers even as the protesters remain non-violent. What’s even more disturbing is that the white shirts (the supervisors) are responsible...
"Battle" Completes Successful Run in Los Angeles
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN just completed a successful run at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles from August 19 to August 26. Here is some of the Los Angeles press coverage: LA Weekly feature article IndieWire’s Anne Thompson “On Hollywood” Los Angeles Times review indieWire interview with filmmaker Mike Galinsky Review by Brent Simon, President of the LA Film Critics...
'Battle' Resonates from Brooklyn to L.A.
One week after the Los Angeles City Council approved a new NFL stadium, Battle for Brooklyn opens in Los Angeles as a cautionary tale for Angelenos hearing the same overhyped pie-in-the-sky job and revenue promises we’ve seen broken here in Brooklyn. LA Neighbors United founder Cary Brazeman makes the connection, The “Battle for Brooklyn” Is Our Fight, Too, along with former LA...
Michael Moore Chooses "Battle" for His Traverse...
Beloved and controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has chosen Battle for Brooklyn for his Traverse City Film Festival in his home state of Michigan. The film will screen at the festival on July 27tth and 29th.
A compelling tale about the value of individual and collective resistance.– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
Director Mike Galinsky & Daniel Goldstein on... →
Listen to the interview here (it starts at 13:50 in).
Filmmakers Hawley & Galinsky on FAIR's CounterSpin →
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s CounterSpin radio program sat down for a discussion about the media’s role in the Atlantic Yards fight with the Battle for Brooklyn filmmakers. Listen below or here. (Interview starts at 12:48)
Battle for Brooklyn is at its best showing how Atlantic Yards used the pretense...– Chris Smith, New York Magazine
Battle for Brooklyn Filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley talk with Chuck Scarborough on NBC Nightly News.
Battle offers both a sobering portrait of personal revolt and a searing case...– S. James Snyder, Time Out New York
The movie…has heart, soul and chutzpah…Feisty but fairly reported…The time line...– Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
ABC News Up Close with Diana Williams looks at Battle for Brooklyn
Nothing depicts the borough’s backbone with more personality and urgency than...– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
New York Daily News: Documentary 'Battle for... →
a thoroughly engaging look at the infuriating erosion of individual rights in...– Basil Tsiokos, Indiewire
New York Times - Coming Soon: "Battle for... →
Superb storytelling and great characters…make this a must-see.– Susan G. Cole, Now Toronto
The dedication that Rumur Inc. has shown to documentary filmmaking and to the...– Dan Nuxoll, Rooftop Films.
A standing ovation post HotDocs Premiere. More Screenings
In Battle for Brooklyn, directors Michael Galinksy and Suki Hawley provide a...– Brett Story, Spacing Toronto
Truth in the Age of Snark
In the age of the internet, snark is much more important than fact to a disturbing degree. “Reputable” news gathering organizations seem to be devoid of fact checkers, and editors are loathe to issue corrections - even when the stated facts are clearly wrong.