For you Sunday-night cinephiles, in lieu of the Doc Bodega’s usual Sunday night screenings for Nathan Kensinger’s photography/documentary show Abandoned Brooklyn Purchase on Saturday, we definitely recommend checking out Soda Bar’s reception & screening of the downtown Brooklyn-oriented doc “Some Place Like Home.”
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Families United for Racial and Economic Quality (FUREE) presents “Some Place Like Home” a documentary about community residents and small businesses displaced to make way for high-end retail and luxury condominiums in Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, neighborhoods whose history built from the ground up by generations of low-income and working families is being quickly lost in the shadows of the high-rise developments soaring around them.
Small business owners that have helped to make the area the 3rd largest retail district in New York City relate their entrepreneurial dreams and subsequent failures. The film reveals practices and policies used to support massive real estate projects as the historical, economic and cultural fabric of the area is torn apart and follows the battle of community residents and small businesses as they fight for some place like home.
See the Trailer Purchase here.
Hosted by Ryan Senser & Raul Rothblatt Pills
Music by DJ Jon Oliver (jonolivermusic.com)
Admission to Support FUREE: $5
RSVP: [email protected]
Soda Bar – 629 Vanderbilt Ave Order online