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Amina Gautier is 100 percent Brooklyn. Gautier’s first collection of stories, At-Risk won the Flannery O’Connor Award in 2010. Since then, she’s had two other award-winning books—Now We Will Be Happy, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and The Loss of All Lost Things, which was awarded the Elixir Press Fiction Award. A friend since we first met at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, we meet every couple of months at a café or...
Aquarius plays on October 9 and October 11 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. Vitagraph Films will release the movie in New York on October 14th. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. Brazilian drama Aquarius arrives in New York a flashpoint of political controversy. Back in May director Kleber Mendonça Filho and his production team used the film’s Cannes screening to protest the impeachment of Brazilian president...
If you have trouble wrapping your head around the impact of gentrification and the ever-changing housing landscape of Brooklyn, let the new Bushwick Community Map be your guide. This is now your bible for understanding housing justice. You may be surprised to know how many Bushwick residents aren’t aware of code violations on their buildings, or even know who their landlord is. The team behind the community map wanted to provide a free and...
Ira Sachs’s Little Men is a movie about little moments and how they can sneak up on you in big ways—at any age. Little Men constitutes the third in what might be considered a trilogy of Sachs stories about male relationships in the big city: before last year’s Love Is Strange, Sachs made Keep the Lights On, which followed the tumultuous love affair between a filmmaker and an addict living in New York. With...

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