Lights On in Fort Greene
Fort Greene’s storied literary past and present provide an excellent setting for the premiere episode of Open Book, a new documentary series dedicated to books and writers. In the debut, series producer and host Ina Howard-Parker tours the streets of her neighborhood with many leading writers who have also called Fort Greene home, including Carl Hancock Rux, Jennifer Egan, and Moustafa Bayoumi, as well as actor Jeffrey Wright, who reads “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” while walking through the courtyard of the Walt Whitman Houses. In addition to the insightful interviews and lively readings, the program brings Fort Greene vividly to life through the skillful camerawork of director-editor Diane Paragas, who manages to make an already-beautiful neighborhood look even better.
Future programs in the series will focus on other neighborhoods in Brooklyn and elsewhere. For more details, go to http://www.vimeo.com/openbooktv2009.
92. Fort GreeneBy Raphael Rubinstein
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Two young artists, one of whom has traveled by subway from his home in Manhattan, are in a small one-room Brooklyn apartment writing a dialogue on a typewriter. While one of them is typing, the other sits on a bed, waiting for his turn.
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70. (Corner Lispenard & Church Streets, North Tower of the World Trade Center)By Raphael Rubinstein
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Its early on a Tuesday autumn morning and a sixty-two-year-old painter is standing in front of his home conversing with a neighbor and some firemen who have arrived to investigate a reported gas leak on the block. About a mile away a thirty eight-year-old sculptor who was working so late the day before he decided to spend the night in his studio on the ninety-second floor of a skyscraper is probably still asleep.