Hollywood in the Heights

Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 PM
St. Francis College Auditorium

180 Remsen Street

The Celebrating a Century series kicks off with "Hollywood in the Heights". Hosted by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and novelist Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Pieces of April, About a Boy), the event will be a unique and comprehensive look at how the scenic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights has been portrayed in film, and present attendees with a close up look at why so many great films choose Brooklyn Heights for their setting. Check out local press coverage of the upcoming event in the Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Eagle.

    Filmmaker/novelist Peter Hedges

The evening will begin with Mr. Hedges, a Brooklyn resident, presenting the premiere screening of a film montage featuring notable clips from films shot in Brooklyn Heights throughout the years. Mr. Hedges will then lead a panel discussion of film industry professionals in an intimate and informative conversation, giving an inside look into the mechanical, technical, and creative aspects of filming a Hollywood-quality scene on the picturesque streets of Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will initiate the evening's events with a greeting and salute to the BHA and its centennial year. The entire lineup of Celebrating a Century events for the year will be announced that night. Refreshments will be generously provided by Lassen & Hennigs.

“We are proud of all that BHA has accomplished for its residents throughout the last 100 years and are thrilled at the prospects that lie ahead as we enter the next century,” said Tom van den Bout, President, Brooklyn Heights Association. ”The Celebrating a Century event series is the perfect way to highlight and celebrate all that the incomparable Brooklyn Heights neighborhood has to offer.”

Reserve Your Seats Now*!
Seating for "Hollywood in the Heights" is limited. To confirm attendance please RSVP at rsvp@austeragency.com. Regarding marketing and sponsorship, please contact Auster Agency at 718.243.1414 or karen@austeragency.com.

*All attendees of "Hollywood in the Heights" who register to become BHA members on the night of January 20th will be eligible to win two tickets to see Broadway's new hit production A View From the Bridge (www.aviewfromthebridgeonbroadway.com).