Brooklyn Documentaries Screening at Brooklyn Historical Society December 11th, 2015.
At 6:30 PM, the Brooklyn Historical Society in partnership with the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn short documentaries titled, "Brooklyn Always, Timeless – Changes.”
Bushwick Homecomings by Stefanie Joshua
Bushwick native filmmaker returns to her old neighborhood to examine the changes underway in Bushwick and to convey the experiences of those residents who survived the crime waves and community erosion of the 1980s’ and 90’s. This documentary examines the roots of the drastic changes in Bushwick and the lessons learned by community members who survived the most turbulent era of Bushwick.
Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since.
For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.
New York, A Documentary Film - Excerpt from Ric Burns' of Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" with a narrated reading. This extraordinary documentary is seventeen and one half hours in length and comprised of eight parts. Produced by Steelplechase Films and the film was originally aired on PBS.
Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This program is FREE & Open to the Public.