I haven't seen the film yet although I plan on so my comment is based on an assumption. It looks to me like the film is leaning more towards the poor baby artists instead of towards the actual residents of Williamsburg. I grew up there and actually moved away the year the filmmaker moved in, 1989. I recently returned as I inherited my family's house and I can truly say I DESPISE what has happened. What was once a neighborhood is now an area. I can proudly say I think I live on the only street in the area where not a single new, UGLY atrocity has been built. The horror stories are endless though. Threats of violence to sell. Threats of eminent domain. Harassment by city inspectors etc etc. All in the name of money. I can't tell you how many times I've been approached by mostly Hasidic real estate developers. Instead of focusing on artists who were doing nothing but looking for a cheap place to live I feel the focus should be on the people who are being forced from the homes they have lived in all their lives in favor of some rich hipsters who couldn't care less about the history and traditions of Williamsburg.