It took almost as long for Bruce Ratner to get his Atlantic Yards project through the huge community fight as a movie about that fight to get made. The Battle for Brooklyn will have its debut this summer, opening on June 3 at Brooklyn Heights Cinema as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival with a showing the following week in Fort Greene Park as part of the summer Rooftop Films series.
This is far from the first film about the project. But unlike Brooklyn Matters, this doc appears to be less of a polemic meant to sway the public against Ratner and the Nets than a swan song for a battle lost. Maybe they could screen it on the Barclays Centre Plaza when it opens next year.