Brooklyn’s Close Up: An Evening of Documentary Film

The Brooklyn Bridge circa 1903. Photo via brooklynhistory


    Brooklyn is getting a silver screen closeup.

    Documentarian Ric Burns will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society for an evening of documentary films all about the borough’s history and present.

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    Production still from New York, A Documentary Film via Steeplechase Films

    The main feature of the night will be an excerpted portion of Burns’ famed 1999 documentary New York, A Documentary Film. The film is a eight-part series about the history of New York City from its founding up to 2003. The excerpted portions will highlight Brooklyn’s contribution to the development of the city as a whole.

    Following the showing, there will be a discussion with Burns about the documentary. It’s worth noting that one of Burns’ first documentaries was also about Brooklyn, 1991’s Coney Island.

    Other documentaries about Brooklyn will also be shown during the program, but details have not yet been revealed.

    The evening will kick off at 6:30 and run until 8:30 p.m on Wednesday, December 21. The screenings will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.

    Tickets to the event are free of charge. For more information or to register, click here.

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