Film Screening: Stories from Neighborhoods Now

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening: Stories from Neighborhoods Now
Tuesday, July 25, 6–8 pm
Van Alen Institute, 303 Bond Street, Brooklyn

Tickets $7

Join us for a special film screening and conversation with filmmaker Kate Levy and Neighborhoods Now partners.

Neighborhoods Now was a community-led design initiative to help NYC recover and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in spring 2020 by the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute, Neighborhoods Now connected community organizations with 200+ designers, engineers, lawyers, and more to support their visions for a more resilient future.

In 2022, Kate Levy documented the work of neighborhood leaders and their design teams as they enlivened and programmed public space, provided support to small businesses, and envisioned thriving futures for their neighborhoods. Her series of short films captures a critical moment of recovery from the pandemic in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute will host a screening of selected short films, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and neighborhood partners.

About Kate Levy

Kate Levy (b. 1984, Royal Oak, Michigan) is a filmmaker and multimedia artist.  In collaborations with community organizers, she has produced projects related to water, education, police violence, immigration and environmental and economic justice. She has exhibited her installation and film work at galleries, museums, and film festivals. She is a past MacDowell fellow, a Patagonia Works Media grant recipient and beginning in August 2023, she will be the Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Grand Valley State University.

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