Today on BPR: ‘Bushwick’ director Cary Murnion

On the movie: Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow star as neighborhood residents fighting off a rogue white supremacist army in “Bushwick.”
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Defend Bushwick!

The Brooklyn neighborhood – home to hipsters, Hasids, and Hispanics – unites to fight off a rogue white supremacist army in the new motion picture, “Bushwick,” which opens Aug. 25 in theaters everywhere.

But why wait? The movie’s co-director, Cary Murnion, will join Brooklyn Paper Radio co-hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli in a spirited discussion of his new film – and its ramifications in a post-Charlottesville America.

“I saw a preview of this movie the day after right-wing Nazis stormed all over peaceful protesters in Virginia,” said Kuntzman, a columnist for the New York Daily News. “So it was amazing to me to see, basically, a fictionalized version of what it would look like if that battle came to Bushwick.”

DiMiceli focused on a different theme in the film.

“My favorite part was when the Bushwickians — Hasidic, Puerto Rican, and Hipster — fought back together,” he said. “That’s Brooklyn, baby.”

The interview with Murnion, which will go live at 4:45 pm Wednesday, is just the latest big “get” for Brooklyn Paper Radio and its hosts, the Lennon and McCartney of Community Journalism. Brooklyn Paper Radio has already featured such luminaries as filmmaker Michael Moore, rock and roll hall of famer Carlos Santana, comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay, and actor Tony Danza, among others.

Also on the show, former Brooklyn Paper reporter Andy Campbell will phone in to offer his first-hand report on the horrific events in Charlottesville. Campbell covered all the weekend’s happenings for his current outlet, The Huffington Post, but will certainly testify that Kuntzman and DiMiceli prepared him well for his on-the-ground coverage.

Brooklyn Paper Radio is recorded and podcast live every Tuesday at 4:45 pm (and sometimes, like today, on Wednesdays) — for your convenience — from our studio in America’s Downtown and can be found, as always, right here on, on iTunes, and of course, on Stitcher. A stream of the program runs continuously at

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Going rogue: An army invades Bushwick in the new movie, “Bushwick.”
Boxed in: Legendary former Brooklyn Paper reporter Andy Campbell.
Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Kieran from Clunton Hill says:
Very cool! White hipsters take over Bushwick to save it from gentrification. Why do minorities continue to welcome their exit?
Aug. 16, 2017, 6:55 pm
Steven from Rosner says:
Come on now!! If Bushwick,Brooklyn was really invaded by White Supremacists,the Hipsters would probably flee"for their own safety"-back home to Mama and Dada,in Long Island and New Jersey. The Hasidic(Ultra Orthodox)Jews,who are actually centered in Williamsburg and nowadays South Williamsburg,would likely"lock themselves down"in their own self-sustaining community;until the NYPD and/or other law-enforement agencies,give them an,"ALL'S CLEAR"!! I suppose that those who actually remained in Bushwick during this hypothetical White Supremacists"Army Invasion"would fight back. Especially so,and hopefully so,if they were personally attacked;by outsider racists. But,where then would the live? How would they pay the Hipsters/Gentrified Bushwick rents. One-months Hipsters rent,pays about three monthly home-mortgages,in the continually Economically-Depressed;parts of the nation-most the various organized White Supremacists,reside in. Would city-Marshals,ultimately evict,such invaders? These are three questions,I pose,as an old-shool New Yorker;who grow up in the 1970s. Despite"Bushwick",action packed video(I viewed),"the actual plot of this film,honestly appears to be;extremely naive. Perhaps,at about the levels of a toddler?
Aug. 17, 2017, 7:50 pm
michael from bushwick says:
i enjoyed this movie but found it totally unrealistic
i live in bushwick, brooklyn, ny - been living here for the last 3 years
the hasidic are racist and burn down buildings - I've seen this with my own eyes
the blacks do not live here
bushwick is inhabited by white hipsters and illegal immigrants
none of these people would work together
Sept. 11, 2017, 7:12 pm

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