Brooklyn Boheme Trailer 12/11

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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. Please contact us at info@nelsondgeorge.net or info@civilianstudios.com to find out more. 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 © Blackapino Productions Inc