Urban Uprising Film Series #1

Thursday, November 15th – 6:00 PM
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Center

In the lead-up to the Urban Uprising: Re-Imagining the City Conference, the Right to the City Alliance, AFFECT/New York Year Zero, and Brecht Forum begin the first in a series of free screenings and discussions featuring films about urban life and the history of struggle in New York City.


My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of the City
(dir. Kelly Anderson, 80 minutes, 2010)
The director, a self-identified Brooklyn gentrifier, takes a personal journey to understand the larger forces reshaping her neighborhood. http://mybrooklynmovie.com

People’s Firehouse #1
(dir. Paul Schneider/Third World Newsreel, 25 minutes, 1979)
When the city tries to close their local firehouse, the Polish-American residents of Northside, Brooklyn occupy the building and launch a people-powered campaign to save not just the firehouse, but their neighborhood as a whole.

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Center
175 E. 104th St. (between Lexington and 3rd Aves)
New York, NY

Doors open at 5:15 PM
Films start promptly at 6:00 PM

To reserve your seat to this free event, click here.