Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brooklyn Non-Fiction Literature and Brooklyn Documentaries on Friday, December 16th, 2011

On Friday, December 16th, 2011, St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present an evening of Brooklyn Non-Fiction Literature and Brooklyn Films titled, “Brooklyn Verbatim: Written Words & Moving Images.”

Brooklyn Non-Fiction Literature Program

There will be readings of Brooklyn non-fiction by five finalists for the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize. The authors work collectively will illuminate their personal experience of living in Brooklyn through non-fiction short stories which articulate those intangible qualities which convey the character of Brooklyn. The winner of the 2011 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize will be announced at this event.

Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists

“BK – 768” - Troy Longmire

"A Frum Story" - Cherry Lou Sy

“Last Time I saw Beautiful” – Nicole Goodwin

“Paradise a Memory” - Denise DiFulco

“Remembering When Brooklyn Was Mine” - Naima Coster

“Greenwood Ceremony” - Mitch Levenberg

“As If You Couldn’t Leave It” - Lauren Francis Wallach

“The Dreadlock” - Mike Stop Continues

There will be a discussion with the authors following the readings.

The Brooklyn films screening will include the following films

Under the Roller Coaster
Directed by Lila Place

Documentary, color, 2005, 15 minutes

The Thunderbolt roller coaster in Coney Island was once a Brooklyn icon. Before its surprising demolition in 2000, it was also the home of Mae Timpano, a unique Brooklyn character. This is the story of her life under the roller coaster.

A Survivor’s Tale – (2007) – Directed by Nelson George
One man’s story of witnessing the loss of friends and family in Brooklyn over the years to the ravages of lives on the edge.

Hot Bagels – (1979)
Directed by Nick Manning

Color – 16mm 7:00 mins

A cinematic Brooklyn flavored demonstration of bagel making with Martin Rosenblatt as narrator. The wry, effervescent Rosenblatt sings the charms of the Brooklyn Bagel and confirms the view that people from the mid-West wouldn’t know a bagel from a donut.

Coney Island Winter - (2011)
With Garland Jeffreys , Directed by Doug Webb

Black & White - – 3:48 mins

Garland Jeffreys’ wintery ode to Coney Island and its streets. Jeffreys, an acclaimed rock n’ roll singer and song writer pays homage to Brooklyn’s Coney Island through song and words.

Live Music Performance of ‘Coney Island Winter ‘by Mr. Garland Jeffreys

A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This program is FREE & Open to the Public.

St. Francis College, Maroney Theater(Room 7402), 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Event information please call (718) 522-2300

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