'Battle For Brooklyn' Doesn't Make Oscar Cut

Announced this morning, list of nominees leaves out Atlantic Yards doc.

Weeks after ,it's official: behind the Atlantic Yards documentary, "Battle For Brooklyn," won't be strolling down the Kodak Theater's Hollywood red carpet after all.

The film, which has been shown across the country to acclaim, was left off of the list of five nominations announced in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

"We are really pleased by the energy that being on the short list gave the film. It's been on screen in NY almost every week since June and it will continue to show," said Michael Galinsky, co-director of the documentary. "So many incredible films are being made right now. It's truly a golden age of documentary."

On Monday, the film will screen at the American Can Factory at Third Avenue and 3rd Street to bring attention to proposed zoning changes in Gowanus, according to Galinsky.

Among the docs that did make the cut was Wim Wender's 3-D "Pina," an ode to the director of an innovative dance company that continues its through this week.

Other films on the list include "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," a film tracking the aftermath of the Robin Hood Hills murders in Arkansas, and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," which featured the story of one of ELF's members caught by police.

Another Gotham-centric doc also got an Oscar snub: "Bill Cunningham's New York," a film following around one of the city's most influential—and lasting—chroniclers of streetwear fashion, was also left off the Academy's shortlist.


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