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Something is deeply wrong in Brooklyn...

Blues for 475

"On a sleepy holiday weekend, when all we were thinking about was whether to do our laundry or not, they came down our hallways in formation, with axes in their hands, all pumped up. I've been in places of combat but I have never been so alarmed. They gave us five hours to leave."

- Guy Lesser re: the preemptive eviction at 475 Kent Avenue, of 300 artist families.

“This film documents the events and the people but it also documents in its way the bigger picture; what is the life of an artist in this society. The way I see it, art is the immune system of humanity and I think that in Tyler Chase’s film you will get that sense. Without art functioning as our immune system, we will not survive here”

-Connie Crothers - Jazz Pianist