Join the Institute for Justice and the Moving Picture Institute for a private preview screening of Battle of Brooklyn.
December 10, 2009 at 7 P.M.
Cantor Center at New York University
36 East 8th Street
New York, New York 10003
Doors Open at 6:45 P.M.
Followed by panel discussion on eminent domain in New York City.
Daniel Goldstein’s condo sits at center court of developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed basketball arena in Brooklyn.
Battle of Brooklyn follows Daniel’s six-year-long David vs. Goliath fight to save his home and community from being seized through eminent domain for Ratner’s massive Atlantic Yards project.
The screening–a sneak peak at the first portion of the film–will be followed by a panel discussion about the use and abuse of eminent domain in New York, featuring:
Mindy Fullilove, PhD, professor at Columbia University and author of Root Shock
William Stern, former CEO of New York State’s Urban Development Corp.
Daniel Goldstein, lead plaintiff, Goldstein v. Empire State Development Corp.
Michael Galinsky, producer, Battle of Brooklyn
Norman Siegel, civil rights attorney
Robert McNamara, attorney, Institute for Justice
The Moving Picture Institute is raising funds for the post production of Battle of Brooklyn. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted following the screening, or can be made at www.thempi.org. For more information on contributing to the project, please call Rob Pfaltzgraff at (610) 724-4212. Please RSVP by Monday, December 7, by contacting Lancee Kurcab at (703) 682-9320 or LKurcab@ij.org.