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IFP Presents "GUT RENOVATION"

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Brooklyn, NY

IFP Presents "GUT RENOVATION"

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IFP & reRun Theater

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"GUT RENOVATION"

April 19th - 25th



Written, Photographed, & Edited by Su Friedrich

A documentary of small changes evolves into an historical record of New York. The resulting film is an essayistic requiem for a neighborhood and an entire way of life; it also provides a case study of the rapid gentrification of our cities.

 

In 1989, together with a group of female friends, Su Friedrich rented and renovated an old loft in Williamsburg, an unassuming working-class district of Brooklyn. In 2005 this former industrial zone was designated a residential area and the factories, manufacturers and artists' lofts were priced out by property speculators lured by tax breaks. Friedrich spent five years documenting with her camera the changes in the area between East River and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. She shows the demolition of industrial buildings and the construction of trendy new apartments for wealthy clients, watching old tenants leave and new inhabitants arrive. As she keeps meticulous record of developments, the extent and speed of the upheaval becomes clear. Her own tenancy agreement expires too and so her documentary images and trenchant commentary become the tools of her growing anger.


“[A] sarcastic documentary polemic about the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood…Ms. Friedrich is fighting mad. She is a provocateur.”–Stephen Holden, The New York Times


 

In March, the New York Times covered the film with an extensive article and a video tour with director Su Friedrich. Read/watch it here

 


 

“Su Friedrich…has made the most salient and personal film about Brooklyn’s ever-changing face since Hal Ashby’s ‘The Landlord’ appeared in theaters some 43 years ago." -Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine

 

                  


Q&A's At Select Screenings! 


FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm

Q&A with director Su Friedrich and Lincoln Restler 

Lincoln Restler is a Brooklyn born activist who has been at the forefront of reforming Brooklyn politics. He served as Democratic District Leader for the 50th Assembly District, which includes Williamsburg.

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Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm


SATURDAY, APRIL 20th 

Doors 1pm / Screening: 2pm

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21st

Doors: 1pm / Screening: 2pm

Q&A with director Su Friedrich and Isabel Hill

In the early 90's, Hill worked for NYC's Department of City Planning as the Community Planner for Greenpoint/Williamsburg and also headed a land use study for the Brooklyn waterfront.  In addition, Hill has produced and directed "Made in Brooklyn" and "Brooklyn Matters."


MONDAY, APRIL 22nd 

Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm

Q&A with director Su Friedrich!

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Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm 


TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd

Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm 

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Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th

Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm 

Q&A with director Su Friedrich & Ida Susser (Anthropologist, Professor at CUNY, and  author of "Norman Street", a study of Williamsburg/Greenpoint in the 1970s and the 1990s)

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Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25th

Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm 

Q&A with director Su Friedrich

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Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm

(All Screenings 21+)


http://vimeo.com/50568378 

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reRun Theater
147 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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reRun is reBar's independent cinema, located just down the hall from the restaurant. Featuring 48 reclaimed car seats, full bar, gourmet snack counter, and a 12-foot screen, reRun offers just the kind of intimate art-house theater experience you'd expect from the creators of the funky gastropub reBar.

reRun provides a large theater AV experience. An all-digital 1080p HD projector, coupled with a monstrous JBL 7.1 surround pro-audio sound system make the movies projected on the twelve foot screen come alive in a sparkling show. The bar features two rotating draft taps, a broad selection of bottled craft beers, a selection of sustainable, organic, and biodynamically farmed wines, a full liquor cabinet for your imbibing pleasure, and traditional and creative snacks created by reBar's Executive Chef Jeremy Leech.

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