Brooklyn Film Festival Premieres Su Friedrich’s Williamsburg Doc


Brooklyn Film Festival will premiere “Gut Renovation,” a new documentary by UnionDocs’ program adviser and award-winning filmmaker Su Friedrich. The festival will take place from June 1-10 at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema, and will present over 100 film premieres.

Gut Renovation, Su Friedrich’s epic personal essay film charting the destruction of Williamsburg, will be shown on June 8 and June 10 at indieScreen. After living in the neighborhood for 20 years, the filmmaker was one of many who were forced out after the city passed a rezoning plan allowing developers to build luxury condos where there were once thriving industries, working-class families, and artists. Filmed over the course of many years, Gut Renovation is a scathing portrait of one neighborhood’s demolition and transformation.

Other festival features include Katie Dellamaggiore’s Brooklyn Castle about an inner-city school in Williamsburg, where more than 65 percent of the students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level; and Kelly Anderson’s My Brooklyn which documents the dramatic transformation of Downtown Brooklyn and the Fulton Street Mall.

For the full lineup and more information see: Order