My Brooklyn


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Mar 25, 2014 9:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kelly Anderson


Oppositions: Architecture On Film: Offering insights into the role of design in the built environment.

A resident of Brooklyn since 1988, director Kelly Anderson examines the impact the 2001 real estate boom, and subsequent explosion of luxury housing and chain store development, is having on her community. Bitter conflicts arise over who has the right to determine a city’s future, and at the centre of this conflict is the controversial plan to tear down and remake the Fulton Mall, a popular and bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district just blocks from Anderson’s apartment. Some view the development as revitalizing, while others feel it is eradicating the racial diversity, alternative culture and unique local economy that drew them to Brooklyn. As the citizens become active in rectifying the broken planning process, it seems that the city’s soul is at stake.

Avi Friedman (Ph.D. Professor of Architecture; Director, Affordable Homes Research Group; McGill University School of Architecture) will participate in post-screening Q&A.

Tickets: $11 per film ($8 for Bloor Members)

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Presented with the Toronto Society of Architects.