Here's what the presenters say about their burgeoning Brooklyn film fest:
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is the first original Brooklyn-focused film and arts festival. We present programs that illuminate the rich, diverse cultural history of Brooklyn. Since the first screening of Brooklyn films in 2007, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival has presented Brooklyn-focused programs in screenings at the Brooklyn Historical Society and Long Island University.
The 2011 theme is “Brooklyn Verbatim: Written Words & Moving Images.”
- Where: St. Francis College, Maroni Theater, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights
- When: December 16th, 2011 6:30 P.M.– 9:00 P.M.
- Admission: Free and open to the public.
- Contact: (718) 522-2300.
Schedule of the 2011 Film Festival
Readings and Literary Awards
Readings of Brooklyn non-fiction by five finalists for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize; awarding of the prize, and discussion.
- Under the Roller Coaster , a 15-minute documentary directed by Lila Place, about the long-gone Thunderbolt roller coaster in Coney Island and a Coney Island character who made it her home. (2005)
- Hot Bagels , a 7 minute, lighthearted period piece film showing a demonstration of bagel-making, with lots of humor. Directed by Nick Manning. (1979)
- Coney Island Winter, the newest of the films shown, an almost-four minute black-and-white short described as a "wintery ode to Coney Island and its streets," featuring rock-and-roll musician Garland Jeffreys. Directed by Doug Webb. (2011)