A documentary on the African American arts scene in Brooklyn during the '80s.
Brooklyn is to the ’80s and ’90s what Harlem is to the ’20s. That is to say, it was the site of an African-American artistic renaissance. Nelson George’s film, Brooklyn Boheme, explores the place, the people, and the movement through photographs and interviews. George, a resident of Fort Greene, Brooklyn for 20-plus years, looks back nostalgically on a time when the rent was cheap and the culture was vibrant. Now, the area has been somewhat tamed by gentrification, but once, it was mecca for African-American and Latino artists such as Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Saul Williams, Chris Rock, and Rosie Perez. Creative Alliance presents a screening of the film in honor of their upcoming Spike Lee tribute. Following the film, there will be a discussion with some of Baltimore’s African-American artists and community leaders. (Alexa Kwiatkoski)
Baltimore City Paper, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278
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