Monday, June 22, 2009

Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Docs Screening Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 -

The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection Department will present a series of Brooklyn documentaries for a program titled “Brooklyn Docs at the Brooklyn Public Library.

These remarkably compelling films are drawn from the BPL’s own Brooklyn Collection. The Brooklyn documentaries being screened vividly convey Brooklyn’s uniquely complex and vibrant cultural heritage through several decades, ranging from the 1960’s to 1980’s.

Screening Date & Time: Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, at 7:00pm – 8:45 pm.

The program lineup includes the following Brooklyn films:

Trinidad in Brooklyn - (1985)

Experimental film shot by Sol Rubin in a hypnotic style documents the fervor of the Caribbean Day Parade in Crown Heights interspersing joyous celebrants, enthralled observers, local Hasidim and intermingled communities taking in the festivities.

Who Grows in Brooklyn - (1969) Follows a bookmobile and the dedicated librarians who bring books to the inner city. Shows people of all ages using the bookmobile and becoming knowledgeable about the Brooklyn Public Library system.

Incident on Wilson Street - (1964) A special education teacher, Pegi Gorelick at P.S. 16 in Brooklyn and her fifth-grade students face a crisis when one of the students, a girl, assaults another teacher. The girl, who has a cleft palate, is often hurt by cruel remarks by other children. The story involves parents, teachers, and students as they gain an understanding of the causes of the crisis, and work to improve the situation.

I Remember Barbara
- (1981)

Director Kevin Burns connects with Brooklynites of all stripes as they weigh-in on the legendary Barbra Streisand they once knew. Opinionated hairdressers, former schoolmates, music aficionados, beachgoers, cops, look-alikes, and others analyze and speculate about Barbra, and the influence of her Brooklyn roots on her persona.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.

Place: Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. (Flatbush Avenue & Eastern Parkway).

For information please call the Brooklyn Collections at (718) 230-2778.

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