It is good to have friends like the homie Wan Luv. He’s always putting me up on the latest. Now all of you can benefit as well. He’ll be premiering “Brooklyn Boheme” this Friday December 9th, at the Toronto Underground Cinema followed by a question and answer segment with director and author Nelson George. I could write a big paragraph about the film, or you could watch the trailer Here is the facebook event page for it.
See you Friday!
Brooklyn Boheme is a love letter to a vibrant African American artistic community who resided in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Brooklyn during the 80′s and 90′s that included the great Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Talib Kweli just to name a few. Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George, this feature length documentary celebrates “Brooklyn’s equivalent of the Harlem Renaissance” and follows the rise of a new kind of African American artist, the Brooklyn Boheme.
This community of artists made this part of Brooklyn a mecca for young black and Latinos, where they were bonded by great ambition, good times and jamming parties.
Brooklyn Boheme is a chronicle of that magical time as a flowering of great art made by black Americans. The documentary is a funny, joyous look at a time and place with charismatic storytellers and dazzling photography telling this amazing story.
Inspiring, dynamic and colorful, Brooklyn Boheme will make you wish, you too, would have been invited to the party.
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UPDATE: We are proud to announce we have been selected as the opening night film of the 15th annual URBANWORLD festival on Sept 15th, 2011 THe fest is sponsored by BET and HBO and this is one of the first times they have featured a documentary for the opening night film. We won runner up for the Audience Award among a field of 60 films.
Directed by Diane Paragas and Nelson George
Written by Nelson George
Cinematography by Diane Paragas, Francisco Aliwalas
Edited by Diane Paragas, Emir Lewis, Trevz Bayack
Graphics by Trevz Bayack
Aerials by Perspective Aerials
Music ion furjanic
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