Instead Of ‘Destroying’ Brooklyn, Maybe We Should All See A Nice Free Film

Ratner the movie star?

The most cinematic (and Brooklyn-centric) 18 minutes of your Friday night will surely be “A Walk Through the Footprint,” a short film that’s being screened tonight–gratis–at the Park Slope Food Co-op. The film follows “Prospect Heights residents who face eviction due to developer Bruce Ratner’s Brooklyn Arena [and 16-skyscraper mega-development] proposal.”

Will the film be impartial? Maybe not: its “tour guides” are members of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. They promise to introduce us to their “funny and poignant, passionate and compelling” neighbors.

The film is made by CNN-veteran–and PSFC member–George Lerner, who has made films on Crown Heights and Red Hook, plus “Saddam Hussein’s money trail.” Ask him all about it at the post-film discussion.

Max Abelson