Short stuff

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Short films are getting their moment in the spotlight in two different mini-festivals next week.

The biggie is on Dec. 4 and 5, when the Brooklyn Historical Society hosts the dozen short documentaries of the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival.

The films focus on rapid changes such as gentrification and overdevelopment.

As such, D.W. Young’s “A Hole in a Fence” focuses on development in Red Hook and its effect on nearby communities. Stephanie Joshua’s “Bushwick Homecomings” shows old friends and neighbors talking about the crime-addled neighborhood of the 1980s. And J.L. Aronson’s “Up on the Roof” (pictured) chronicles a group of Williamsburg residents whose cherished hobby — training pigeons — undergoes a change in 2003 and 2004 when landlords started seeking younger residents.

Two days earlier, on Dec. 2, Nick Stevenson, owner of Sheep Station restaurant in Park Slope, will host an evening of shorts about Brooklyn or Australia, Stevenson’s native land.

Stevenson’s film centers on Viagra (me-ow!). Irony of ironies: it’s a short.

Station Shorts, Dec. 2, Sheep Station [149 Fourth Ave., at Douglass Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4337].

Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival, Dec. 4–5, Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights), 6 pm.

Updated 5:10 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: