Brooklyn Boheme. Seen at the Urbanworld Film Festival, it's another doc, about the black artistic community in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, directed by Diane Paragas and journalist Nelson George. There's a website for the film which includes a link to download it from iTunes. The film's website also includes a trailer.
|'Brooklyn Boheme' co-director |
Marley. Kevin Macdonald's doc didn't get as much hype as I thought it would, but it's worth seeing. The official Bob Marley website has links to buy from several sources, plus a trailer.
My Brooklyn. The looming specter of gentrification in downtown Brooklyn, from the perspective of a self-identified gentrifier, is the subject of this doc. The film has a website with a link to purchase the DVD. There's also a trailer. Here's an interview with director Kelly Anderson about the film and gentrification in general.
Soul Food Junkies. Seen at UFF, it's one more doc, this one about the long history of "soul food" in black culture and how it has come under fire in recent years for its questionable health benefits. You can rent or download it at Amazon. Here's an interview with director Byron Hurt about the film, and here is one woman's response to the film.