footage from the MOMA screening
BROOKLYN DIY, Marcin Ramocki (2009, 75 Minutes, Video)
NEW FILMMAKERS FEATURE PRESENTATION
8:15 PM, Wed. March 9th, at Anthology Film Archives
Brooklyn DIY is a long overdue examination of the creative renaissance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Home to underground warehouse parties, anarchistic street creativity, and artist-run galleries and performance spaces, Williamsburg gave birth to one of the most vibrant and rebellious artistic communities to arise in the 1980s, permanently changing the city’s cultural landscape. Featuring interviews with a host of artists and neighborhood characters, Ramocki’s film captures life in a utopian universe made by artists, for artists alone with its inevitable decline in the face of real estate development, gentrification, and the post September 11 market collapse.
Official trailer here.
Official website here.