BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN (Michael Galinsky/Suki Hawley, U.S.). 94 minutes. Rating: NNNN
Development company Forest City Ratner is determined to raze a full 18 hectares of Brooklyn to make way for a new arena for the New Jersey Nets, new condos and shops, but homeowner Daniel Goldstein has no intention of leaving his apartment. He organizes the community to protest.
Not that everyone supports him. Many Brooklynites like the prospect of an influx of money and new jobs.
Superb storytelling and great characters, especially charismatic city councillor Laetitia James, make this a must-see.