This past Thursday Brooklyn Boheme which I have been co-editing and animating for the past two years had it’s red carpet premier. It opened the 15th annual Urban World Film Festival at the AMC 34th street theatre’s. Guests included Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles & Maxwell. There was such a buzz of anticipation for this film that they had to book another theatre because the premier sold out in hours.
As a person who edits primarily for the internet, there is an unfamiliar natural high that you can’t duplicate online. Knowing that all these people are judging and reacting to your work on the big screen in real time is both humiliating and exhilarating. You can see me in the slideshow below (2nd pic) anxiously waiting for the film to start with Spike Lee and Chris Rock sitting a couple of rows back. As it turned out mistakes notwithstanding the premier was amazing! The audience laughed, applauded, and nodded in all the right places.
After the screening directors Nelson George, and Diane Paragas had a Q & A session where the audience showed allot of love. After two years of countless hours editing, re-editing, arguing, and wishing for it to be all over, seeing it play even if only for that one night made it all worth it. Support this film, it’s a great story about an art movement in one Brooklyn neighborhood that transcends race.
Photos courtesy of themoviesthatshouldbemade.com