Brooklyn Boheme & She’s Gotta Have It
BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)
Q&A with Nelson George & Diane Paragas
Directed by Nelson George & Diane Paragas
Author, filmmaker, and Brooklyn native Nelson George’s nonfiction paean to BAM’s beloved neighborhood highlights Ft. Greene as an epicenter for forward-thinking black culture in the 1980s. The documentary includes interviews with Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, and more.
She’s Gotta Have It
Directed by Spike Lee
With Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell
Lee’s fearless feature debut (shot largely in Fort Greene) took the world by storm by appropriating the indie sex comedy, à la Woody Allen, to address black sexuality. A watershed independent film of the 1980s, She’s Gotta Have It was radical for its concern with a demographic hitherto underrepresented on screen: the cosmopolitan black female.
Brooklyn Brewery will be on hand in the lobby from 6:30 to 9:30pm offering samples of BAMboozle. Try these 100% bottle re-fermented ales and pepper the brewery rep with questions and compliments.