This month, BAMcinematek presents an "It
Happened in Brooklyn!" film series, with three movies set
in the borough - "It Happened in Flatbush" (April 10),
"It Happened in Brooklyn" (April 17) and "The
French Connection" (April 24) - with commentary by Brooklyn
Papers alum and borough historian John Manbeck.
William Friedkin’s film, "The French Connection" (pictured), is included for its celebrated footage of a car chasing an elevated train along 86th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst. This movie, which stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, will unspool at 4:30 pm, 6:50 pm and 9:30 pm, with a Q&A with authors Manbeck ("The Brooklyn Film") and Pete Hamill ("A Drinking Life") following the 6:50 pm screening.
Tickets to the "It Happened in Brooklyn!" films are $10; BAMcinematek is located at 30 Lafayette Ave., at Ashland Place, in Fort Greene. For information, call (718) 636-4100 or visit the Web site www.bam.org.