Brow Beat

How Brooklyn Has Changed on Screen

We have all heard a great deal at this point about the changes that have come to Brooklyn over the last several decades. In truth, those changes are more complicated than much of the media coverage suggests. But the borough has changed, of course, and its depiction on screen has changed along with it.

“Brooklyn: Through the Lens” shows how filmmakers and TV showrunners have imagined Brooklyn’s past and present, sometimes from right up close, and sometimes from the distance of Hollywood (or Manhattan), from the days of Jackie Robinson and It Happened in Brooklyn to Bored to Death and Lena Dunham, and all the decades in between.