BATTLE for BROOKLYN is an intensely intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by owners and residents facing condemnation of their property to make way for the controversial Atlantic Yards project, a massive plan to build 16 skyscrapers and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets in the heart of Brooklyn. Shot over seven years and compiled from almost 500 hours of footage, BATTLE for BROOKLYN is an epic tale of how far people will go to fight for what they believe in.
about the director
A partner in Brooklyn-based multimedia studio RUMUR, filmmaker Suki Hawley has been collaborating with husband Michael Galinsky for almost 20 years. She recently directed and edited the documentary feature Battle for Brooklyn, her fifth feature with Galinsky. Prior she co-directed and edited the true-crime special Miami Manhunt (A&E) and edited the documentary feature American Cannibal: The Road to Reality."
A partner in Brooklyn-based multimedia studio RUMUR, Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer and musician, and has spent the last 20 years collaborating with wife Suki Hawley. He recently directed and shot the documentary feature Battle for Brooklyn, his fifth feature with Hawley. Prior he co-directed and shot the true-crime special Miami Manhunt (A&E), which follows the epic investigation of a notorious Miami serial rapist and the documentary feature August in the Empire State which tracks events surrounding the 2004 Republican National Convention.
BFF Alumni Website
- Battle for Brooklyn (2011)
- Miami Manhunt (2006)
- Code 33 (2005)
- Horns and Halos (2002)
- Radiation (1999)
- Half-Cocked (1994)
Directors Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky and Composers David Reid & Derek Bermel will be available for Q&A after the screening
Brooklyn Film Festival
May 30 - June 8, 2014
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