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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

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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