One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park and discussed Trayvon’s death, stop and frisk, and daily life. Watch the mini-doc.
Performance art is happening all around us. Engage your life with this art by attending some of this month’s performances as part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. This is a non-corporate, totally DIY, one time festival, which does not run any concurrent events, so you may actually catch them all. Most of the presentations are free or by donation.
A treatise on the state of the coastal culture rivalries after a few trips back and forth these last few years. I’m going to get it for this one.
The Brooklyn Filmmaker’s Collective, or BFC, was founded by filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine. It’s now a five-year-old informal but tightly knit group of about fifty local filmmakers who meet weekly to critique work that they have total creative control over.
“I think a lot,” laughed the artist Itziar Barrio, stationed at the desk in her…
The SXSW film premiere of The Punk Singer, a documentary on the life of Kathleen Hanna, happened in Austin, Texas last week. The documentary on the Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin singer and longtime activist, artist and de facto leader of the 90s feminist movement riot grrrl, Kathleen, along with producer Tamra Davis and director Sini Anderson answered questions in a DIY media blitz down south. Special guest appearance by Amanda Palmer.
It’s not a festival, but a “film challenge that brings communities closer together by inviting filmmakers of all levels to create short narrative or documentary videos of their block using only their block’s residents as cast and crew.”
An interesting short film came through our inbox this morning that we felt compelled to share in relation to our past series on food and environmental issues in Brooklyn. Here it is: the real life stories of New York City dumpster divers.
We first introduced you to Iztiar Barrio in December 2009 when she placed a billboard atop a building at the corner of Fulton and Nostrand in Bed-Stuy proclaiming it the new paradise. On Friday September 30, Ms. Barrio will take on another public art project called The Blue Wall Project, this time tapping into the impermanence of the city in – where else? – Williamsburg.
Fortnight Journal is a new web project that documents the promise of the millennial generation. On November 11, 2010 BrooklynTheBorough.com will partner with Southpaw to host a benefit performance to raise money for the project featuring rising Brooklyn singer Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, local rockers Outernational and the legendery Ms.Smtih with guitarist Lenny Kaye.