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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival coming to Bay Ridge

First-ever screenings in neighborhood at Green Church school on May 8 and Saint John’s Parish Hall on May 10

By Will Bredderman - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com

Lights, camera, action: Anthony Marino of brooklynONE Productions is helping bring the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival to Bay Ridge.  Photo by Elizabeth Graham

Lights, camera, action: Anthony Marino of brooklynONE Productions is helping bring the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival to Bay Ridge. Photo by Elizabeth Graham


Bay Ridge is ready for its close-up!

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival will debut two new screening events next month at Saint John’s Parish Hall on 99th Street and at the Green Church school at the corner of Ovington and Third avenues — the first time the arty, borough-centric movie marathon has made a cameo appearance in the neighborhood.

The four-year-old, four-day-long, multi-genre, cinematic extravaganza requires all its submissions to have been made in Brooklyn, about Brooklyn, by people from Brooklyn, or by people living in Brooklyn. It has held most of its past screenings at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights and at Long Island University Downtown. But the festival’s founders — several of whom live in Bay Ridge — decided it was time for their celluloid celebration to break out into the rest of the borough.

“There are no wrong neighborhoods in Brooklyn, that’s our motto,” said festival spokesman Anthony Devito, a Bergen Beach native now residing in the Ridge. “Film festivals tend to be clustered around a few neighborhoods, but our mission since we started has been about being the film festival for the whole borough.”

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