Beekeeper's Keeper Directors and Shooters: Samantha Farinella and Megan Rossman


Gentrification Express: Breaking Down the BQX directors and shooters: Samantha Farinella and Amanda Katz

"Released at the peak of ‘the most aggressive urban development agenda ever adopted in the history of New York City,' Gentrification Express: Breaking Down the BQX is the latest in a series of New York documentaries capturing the 'tensions of gentrification' between the communities of money and politics, and the vernacular communities of place and place-making."– CATALINA NECULAI, COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK

Gentrification Express Screenings/Awards:

WINNER Best Current Events Film - CUNY Film Festival

HONORABLE MENTION Cinetekton: International Film and Architecture Festival (Mexico)


Harlem International Film Festival

Bushwick Film Festival

Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival

The Urban History Association Biennial Conference

The Sunview Luncheonette

The Inwood Film Festival


Queens Historical Society

Gentrification Express Press:

The Mysterious Disappearance of Mayor de Blasio’s $2.5B Streetcar Plan - The Village Voice

New Documentary is ‘Breaking Down the BQX,’ the Gentrification Express - BK Reader

Watch: ‘Gentrification Express’ - The Indypendent

Gentrification fears loom in new anti-Brooklyn-Queens streetcar documentary - Curbed NY

 NYC Gentrification fears loom in new anti-Brooklyn-Queens streetcar documentary - IRENN

Anti-BQX Documentary to Screen in Astoria - LIC Post

Gentrification Express Academic:

Gentrification Express featured in a paper given by Catalina Neculai of Coventry University "Rezoning Politics meets Community Resistance: Urban Documentaries of Gentrification in New York City" at the Royal Geographic Society Annual International Conference.

Gentrification Express screens at the Ninth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, "Cities at the Crossroads" Columbia, SC