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Green Week @ the library

Stop by all week to see green-themed movies on view in the lower-level, the book display on the first floor featuring books on sustainability, and learn about the library’s resources to help with all your environmental research! You can also visit virtually where the Library’s website will be GREEN all week long and highlighting all our green resources!


Green Week


16mm Film Screening

This Was Brooklyn! Brooklyn Promotional Films of the 1970s

Join Ron Shiffman (Professor, Graduate Center for Planning) and Caitlin Cahill (Assistant Professor, Urban Geography) to screen and discuss a selection of 16mm films from the collection of the Pratt Institute Libraries promoting Brownstone Brooklyn and the “Back to City” movement of the late sixties and early seventies, following white flight. Together we will engage critical questions of displacement of working class and communities of color both in times of disinvestment and abandonment, and in times of reinvestment and gentrification, that continue to the present day.

Coffee and cookies will be served. Bring a lunch!

Films to be screened include:

My Brooklyn (2012)My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson's personal journey, as a Brooklyn "gentrifier," to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class.

Rebirth of the American City - This locally-produced documentary briefly discusses the residential and agrarian character of Brooklyn during early settlement and a period of decline as traditional housing made way for large, utilitarian buildings and white flight. Focuses on restoration efforts and urban preservation models espoused by Brooklyn Union and "Cinderella" developments.

Restoration in Bedford Stuyvesant (1976) - Focuses on efforts using community resources and some outside help to improve the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Slide Sculpture Unveiling

Slide Sculpture Unveiling, Thursday, April 7th, 5:00-6:30 PM
Visual and Multimedia Resources Department, Library Lower Level

Reception to celebrate the installation of a sculpture made of slides deaccessioned from the Library’s collection originally created by students from Interior and Industrial Design for Green Week 2015 and displayed on the lawn in front of the Engineering Building.

Refreshments will be served.

See more pictures on flickr.


See More Films

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Fargo - Joel and Ethan Coen
Publication Date: 1996
"Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.

Cover Art
My Winnipeg - Guy Maddin
Publication Date: 2007
Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin conducts a personal tour of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the town where he grew up and still lives, in a film he calls a "docu-fantasia." By combining archival footage and interviews, dreamlike camera work and recreated scenes -- including several with actress Ann Savage playing the part of Maddin's mother -- the filmmaker builds a portrait of Winnipeg that manages to be historical, intimate, surreal, entertaining and entirely his own.

Cover Art
The Shining - Stanley Kubrick
Publication Date: 1980
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


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