Monday, March 23, 2009

The Premier of Brooklyn DIY at MoMA Directors Cut

The James Kalm Report(Loren Munk) has the video on the premier of Brooklyn DIY at MoMA. Marcin Ramocki's documentary explores the history of the artist community of Williamsburg from the early 80's up to today. Looks like a must see for the locals and beyond.

Blurb from Ramocki:
Brooklyn DIY is a long overdue examination of the creative renaissance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Home to underground warehouse parties, anarchistic street creativity, and artist-run galleries and performance spaces, Williamsburg gave birth to one of the most vibrant and rebellious artistic communities to arise in the 1980s, permanently changing the city's cultural landscape. Featuring interviews with a host of artists and neighborhood characters, Ramocki's film captures life in a utopian universe made by artists, for artists—along with its inevitable decline in the face of real estate development, gentrification, and the post–September 11 market collapse.

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