Filmmaker Max Kutner just released a trailer for his film At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd, a documentary focusing on the the Coignet Building, which sits right next to the in-progress Whole Foods development in Gowanus. Here’s his synopsis of the film, and the mysterious building itself: “Constructed in 1873, the building at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street is a historic landmark, but has been mostly abandoned since the 1960s. The Coignet Building got back in the news when Whole Foods broke ground on its first Brooklyn market just a few feet away from the landmark. Through archival materials and interviews with historians, activists, artists, photographers and local residents, the 20-minute film presents the first comprehensive account of the past, present and future of the Coignet Building and how a community looks to the future while fighting to preserve the past.” You can also read more about the project at Max’s Tumblr. He expects to release the full 20-minute film this summer at festivals. He’s also organizing several screenings in the Gowanus and South Brooklyn area for the end of summer.
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