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Manhattan is the setting for too many classic films to count, from King Kong to Citizen Kane to Super Fly. Now, though, with the volume of film business in New York at an all-time peak, Brooklyn is catching up to Manhattan as one of the east coast's top filming destinations, as a new interactive map of every recent film shoot in New York City visualizes. Max Galka and Steve Melendez of Metrocosm used data from the Mayor's Office of Theatre and Broadcasting to map every film permit issued in...
The 18th annual Brooklyn Film Festival will screen 108 films from 26 countries, kicking off May 29th at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.  What sets Brooklyn Film Festival apart from others in New York is its focus on a diverse range of independent, out-of-the-box directors without much previous exposure. Submissions are vetted through an international competition, which means “anyone can participate,” as Marco Ursino, director of Brooklyn Film Festival, says in a phone interview. “The smallest...