Filmmaker Su Friedrich lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for 20 years, but became apprehensive when she started hearing her neighborhood described as one of the trendiest in New York in the late 1990s. When Williamsburg was rezoned for residential development in 2005, the North 11th Street resident picked up her camera and started shooting, according to DNAinfo. Friedrich, who is a film professor at Princeton and currently lives in Bed-Stuy, turned her footage into a documentary of those years when Williamsburg transitioned from an urban industrial neighborhood to a full-fledged case study in gentrification. The film "Gut Renovation" will premiere this weekend as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival.
· Documentary 'Gut Renovation' Eyes Williamsburg's Real Estate Transformation [DNAinfo]
· The Films of Su Friedrich [sufriedrich.com]
· Gut Renovation [BrooklynFilmFestival]
· Gentrification Watch [Curbed]