December screening of Brooklynese

Please join us for the December screening of Brooklynese.

Held at the elegant and spanking new screening room of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge: 60 Furman Street.

The films are fine and conversation is lively, warm, and edifying about film and the issues presented.

You can arrive early or stay late and chat over a drink at the bar.

Our December screening will be of two documentaries by esteemed colleagues from Brooklyn College and Hunter College: A Debtor’s Prison (2017) and Detroit 48202 (2017)

Screening and Q&A begins at 7pm

  A Debtor’s Prison (2017, 15 mins) Brett Story and Todd Chandler (Brooklyn College)

Brett Story is a non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York. Her most recent film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016), screened internationally and was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. She teaches documentary film at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Todd Chandler is a filmmaker and artist based in New York. His films and installations have been featured at the Hammer Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Mass MoCA, Wexner Center for the Arts, True/False, Torino Film Festival, and the Camden International Film Festival. He was a 2017-18 Points North Fellow. He teaches in the Film Department at Brooklyn College.

Detroit 48202 (86 min, 2017) Pamela Sporn (Hunter College)

Pam Sporn is a Bronx based documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist. She loves listening to people tell stories about standing up to injustice in their own unique, subtle, and not so subtle, ways. A pioneer in bringing social issue documentary making into NYC high schools in the 1980s and 1990s, Pam substantively contributed to the growth of the youth media movement. Pam’s work includes the documentaries Cuban Roots/Bronx StoriesWith A Stroke of the ChavetaRemembering the Mamoncillo Tree, andDisobeying Orders: GI Resistance to the Vietnam War. Pam has received numerous grants and awards including: JustFilms/Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, CUNY Caribbean Exchange, and the Bronx Council on the Arts.