Update about our new film that is coming soon theatrically to New York.-  Razing Liberty Square.
Shorelightpictures Pictures is so excited and proud that we are beginning our theatrical run opening in NYC on Friday, October 27 until November 2 at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema.  

Below are the dates and times of our screenings after which we’ll have a panel discussion:

  • Fri Oct 27, 7pm: Housing Justice/ Public Housing NYC & Miami
    Q&A with Director Katja Esson, Protagonist Aaron McKinney and NYC Housing Justice Organizers, moderated by Neyda Martinez (“Decade of Fire”) 
  • Sat Oct 28, 2pm: Save Section 9 / NYCHA
    Panel/Workshop on Public Housing
  • Sat Oct 28, 4:30pm: Storytelling
    Q&A with Director Katja Esson, Editors Flavia de Souza and Toby Shimin moderated by Carla Gutierrez (“RGB”, “Julia”)
  • Sat Oct 28, 7pm: What is Climate Gentrification?
    Q&A with Director Katja Esson, Protagonist Aaron McKinney and Marika Dias (Managing Director, Safety Net Project, Urban Justice League) moderated by Kelly Anderson (“My Brooklyn”, “Rabble Rousers”)
  • Sun Oct 29, 4pm & 6:30pm:
    Q&A with Director Katja Esson and Producers Ann Bennett and Corinna Sager introduced by Sam Pollard 

The  New York theatrical engagement comes at a critical time in the city- when the New York City Housing Authority is set to demolish and redevelop two iconic public housing communities in Chelsea- the Fulton House & Elliot-Chelsea Houses home to 5000 New Yorkers.  The city is working with Related Companies on this plan—the same developers whose work in Miami we chronicle in Razing Liberty Square.

Shorelightpictures Pictures  will also have a theatrical run in Los Angeles starting November 10 at the 

9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Since premiering at Hot Docs this year, Razing Liberty Square has gone to be the closing night film at DocLands, Human Rights Watch New York, and an official selection at Sheffield, Hot Springs, New Orleans, Hawaii, and Woodstock Film Festival where it won the Change Maker Award.  

More About the Film

Miami is ground zero for sea-level rise. When residents of the Liberty Square public housing community learn about a $300 million revitalization project in 2015, they know that this sudden interest comes from the fact that their neighborhood is located on the highest-and-driest ground in the city. Now they must prepare to fight a new form of racial injustice—Climate Gentrification. 

For the New York release:
Full dates and times here

See you soon!