|June 5, 2011|
|5:30 pm||to||7:00 pm|
|June 7, 2011|
|8:00 pm||to||9:30 pm|
I just received an email from the one and only Nathan Kensinger (photographer, film maker and film festival organizer) about the upcoming Brooklyn Film Festival. Kensinger is the director of programming for the BFF and he’s spreading the word about the BFF’s world premiere of a film called “Bed Stuy – Do Or Die” – a documentary about the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC).
The documentary is a great piece tracing the history of the BSVAC, as well as the recent history of Bed Stuy. Check out the trailer above. “Bed-Stuy – Do or Die” will be screening twice at the festival – at 5:30 pm on Sunday June 5 at indieScreen in Williamsburg (285 Kent Avenue between South 1st and South 2nd Streets), and again at 8:00 pm on Tuesday June 7 at indieScreen. It was selected from over 2,400 submissions that were received by the festival organizers. This year, for its 2011 edition, the Brooklyn Film Festival will be presenting over 100 film premieres from 26 different countries. The festival takes place from June 3rd to June 12th.
Also, on the opening night of the Brooklyn Film Festival there is another excellent Brooklyn documentary called “Battle For Brooklyn.” For more information about tickets and the film scheduled to be screened at the festival, check out the Brooklyn Film Festival website.