Here's a short film from writer/director Jordan Thomas, titled Fort Greene, which I publish in light of recent fiery debates on gentrification in the Brooklyn locale (see Spike Lee vs A.O. Scott vs Anthony Mackie vs Michael Rapaport). I call it a "slice of life" film because of its seemingly naturalistic representation of real life as it happens in the neighborhood, presenting an arbitrary sample of the characters who live there. Here's what Jordan's email to me states, including what the film is about: I wrote and directed my first film, a 9-minute short called "Fort Greene" that I wanted to share with you. It's set in the heart of a rapidly-gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood and...
- by Tambay A. Obenson
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