Battle for Brooklyn Shortlisted for an Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Battle for Brooklyn, the acclaimed documentary about New York’s eminent domain abuse on behalf of real estate tycoon and New Jersey Nets co-owner Bruce Ratner, is one of 15 films shortlisted in the Documentary Feature category in the upcoming Academy Awards, with the five final nominees to be selected from this group. It’s a well-deserved honor.

Back in July, Reason.tv’s Anthony Fisher sat down with filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley to discuss their long involvement with the story, eminent domain abuse more generally, and why both liberals and conservatives have cheered Battle for Brooklyn. Watch that interview below. Click here to read my review of the film.

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    Reminds me of when Rules of Engagement was nominated for best Documentary. It's good to see that something this important might get some widespread attention.

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    Fap fap fap!

    Fap fap fap fap fap fap!

    Fap fap!

    (I know he hasn't commented on here yet, but threads about movies draw him like flies to shit, so I'm making a prediction about the quality of his post before he shows up).

  • Warty||

    This seems almost...NARCISSISTIC.

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    +1 me

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    +1 me

  • Gojira||

    Oh shit, I thought there was two of you.

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    Actually, by the rules, that was technically a spoof, so I get x10, right?

    +10 me

  • Warty||

    It's not a spoof per se, so I don't think you get x10. But it's not a reply to you, either, so it shouldn't be x1. Maybe x5?

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    It's sort of a spoof, but not a full on spoof, so yes, I think x5 is in order. We have added a rule.

  • Warty||

    ANARCHY FAILS AGAIN

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    Is this +1 me or +1 Warty?

  • Warty||

    +1 me

  • Stupid Is||

    As stupid does.

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    +1 Warty

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    Prediction: shitty celebratory speech at the Oscars decrying evil capitalism for being the cause of eminent domain abuse.

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    ROADZZZ!

  • Paul||

    See?! Capitalism doesn't work!

  • yonemoto||

    doubtful. The creators of the film did, after all, do an interview with reason.com and were promoted by the MPI, a conservative/liberal leaning film org.

  • yonemoto||

    arg conservative/libertarian.

  • Paul||

    You're right, no Oscar for them.

  • Colonel_Angus||

    It won't win an award. The awarding dipshits only care about stupid fucking animals that look cute, such as dolphins. Burmese people can rot.

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