Black History Month Movie: Brooklyn Boheme [VIDEO]
One thing I don’t like about Black History Month is how it always the same 5 stories. Slavery, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr, and other variations of the same story. Most people think black history isn’t being made today. This movie is about current Black History being created in Brooklyn, NY.
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.
This movie is a recommended watch for anyone interested in learning about the roots of underground hip hop, movies etc. It amazing how rooted in the community this whole movement is and it still exist today.Check it out on NETFLIX or you can get the movie here.