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Brooklyn Boheme NR

An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene as told by writer, historian and Brooklyn resident Nelson George. Featuring Chris Rock, Spike Lee, and many more.

Starring:
Spike Lee, Branford Marsalis
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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Nelson George, Diane Paragas
Starring Spike Lee, Branford Marsalis
Supporting actors Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Carl Rux, Saul Williams
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Disregard the previous comments.

This documentary is a CLASSIC. Man, the history and knowledge they are dropping is incomparable. I'm sure this movie might make a lot of white people uncomfortable due to the fact that It deals with the topic of gentrification in depth... which is long overdue.

This film explores the wonderful music of jazz, the rising of hip hop, the creativity of spoken word, and the young, talented, up and coming actors of color who once resided in beautiful Fort Green. This documentary explores it all.
Top 5 documentaries on my list. Much love to Mr. George.
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By Empress on October 19, 2015
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Downright inspiring. Even pushed me to make a move to NY. However, one should be warned that Fort Greene is fully gentrified at this point (as much of Brooklyn is becoming) and its artists are much more scattered. The spirit of Brooklyn Boheme can be found but things are much different :/
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Great interviews and insight's into Brooklyn's Fort Greene arts movement....
Spike Lee. chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Talib Kweli..the list goes on
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Loved the history of Fort Green. Great documentary.
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This was an "OK" film....Not a classic by any means, but pleasantly entertaining. Chris Rock, Rosie Perez were especially effective. Spike Lee....he was near unintelligible, very difficult to follow. Nelson George, of course, is a brilliant individual.

What really bothered me though, as the word "gentrification" started peppering this film, was why in the heck didn't the "Spike Lees", "Chris Rocks", "Wesley Snipes" (et al) pool their damn money - after they Made it Big- and buy-up as much *property* and businesses as possible? Spike himself could have bought at least ten (10) of those brownstones and rented them out to *other* up-and-coming (Black) artists, young, responsible (Black) families, etc.
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