Once upon a time, Arthur Wood and his wife Cynthia created a magical, iconic building in a dangerous neighborhood and named it Broken Angel. Twenty eight years later, Arthur is under siege. The Fairy Tale is over.
A Castle in Brooklyn, King Arthur is a riveting, eight year condensed time capsule of American life that evaporated in a NY minute. Visionary artist, Arthur Wood is lauded as a visionary and featured in the Pratt Journal of Architecture for his achievement as the architect and builder of his home, the Broken Angel building. Arthur, his wife Cynthia and their children created the 108 foot Broken Angel objet trouvé building as a sculpture and landmark for the community located in a section of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The Broken Angel building is the subject of local and international news specials; photographed by many and served as the backdrop of a film by a well known comedian. The Woods are loved by their neighbors who see the iconic structure as a beacon of freedom and the threat of its destruction as an omen of the disappearance of a way of life and community. To many it is the symbol of individuality - to others an opportunity for profit. The intimate and journalistic documentary,... Written by
Tyler A. Chase
In 2010 a clip of A Castle in Brooklyn was screened as testimony for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights Violations at a closed session with NGO's, and members of the Obamas Administration. Director, Tyler A. Chase spoke on a panel regarding preemptive forced eviction. See more »