Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:00 am.
Anyone who has trekked through Brooklyn over the past ten years might notice a distinct change — it’s not the Brooklyn you know and love. Brooklyn has birthed legends like Notorious B.I.G., Spike Lee and Rosie Perez but some of the soul that made BK urban folklore has vanished. What’s happened to Brooklyn and, many cities across the country, is gentrification.
Filmmaker and historian, Nelson George, has a documentary, Black Boheme, on the black arts community that came from pre-gentrified BK, which includes commentary from Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Talib Kweli and many others.
Check out the trailer below — and like many independent projects, the funds need to be raised. If you can donate to the cause, click here – if not, be sure to pass this to someone who might be interested.
Published by Clay Cane on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:19 am.
Sources are saying there is a battle brewing between Jennifer Lopez and the legendary Rosie Perez over who will own the film rights of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina appointed to the US Supreme Court.
The National Enquirer says (yeah, I know):
“Rosie resents Jennifer going after the project because she says she would have wanted to make the movie whether Sotomayor was confirmed or not,” the source adds. “(Lopez) hosted a dinner party for Justice Sotomayor right after her confirmation. It was to butter her up because Lopez thinks a film about her life story would be huge. Considering this is Hollywood, before its over, there may be two film versions of Sonia Sotomayor’s life.”
Well, while I think both are talented, I think Jennifer Lopez is made for cutesy romantic comedies… the days of Selena and U-Turn seem like a lifetime ago for Lopez.
Rosie Perez is an Oscar nominee, a stone cold actress and a pioneer for women of color in film. To play the lifestory of Sotomayor requires someone with range and passion — my vote goes to Rosie!
Who would you like to see play Sonia Sotomayor?