Documentary celebrates the artistic community of 80s and 90s Fort Greene

As you may have figured out by now, we at The BK Buzz love documentaries, especially documentaries about Brooklyn. And we have another great Brooklyn documentary to tell you about called Brooklyn Boheme.

We attended a screening and discussion of the film at Long Island University Tuesday night and we have to say, this is definitely a film worth checking out. Written and produced by music critic, author, and director Nelson George, Brooklyn Boheme focuses on the thriving African American art scene in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He talks to and reminisces with many of the most prominent members of the time, including Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, and Talib Kweli. The film considers what Fort Greene offered for these up and coming artists, how the community began to thrive, and what eventually led to it’s disbandment. Check it out:

Brooklyn Boheme Trailer 12/11 from Diane Paragas on Vimeo.

If you want to see the whole film, it is playing throughout the month of February on Showtime and will be available on iTunes in March.

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