Author and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss his movie Brooklyn Boheme
Nelson George will discuss his documentary Brooklyn Boheme, which celebrates the rise of Fort Greene as a cultural Mecca for African American artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and actors in the 1980s and 1990s. The movie also focuses on the neighborhood’s middle-class community and how gentrification has changed Fort Greene. The film includes interviews with Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Branford Marsalis, Carl Rux, and Saul Williams.
The event will take place on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 pm at Brooklyn Moon Café, 745 Fulton Street (between Elliot Place and South Oxford) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Tickets will be $20 and will be available at the door or the school's website www.ps11brooklyn.org
In addition to a discussion of Brooklyn Boheme, moderated by Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books, the evening will also include a reading by noted and award-winning performer and poet Tai Allen.
PS11’s ANNUAL LITERARY NIGHT is a fundraiser for the PTA of the Purvis J. Behan Elementary School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Please come out and help the PTA continue to offer innovative educational and artistic programs for PS11’s kids.
For more information about our school, please visit www.ps11brooklyn.org.