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Brandon Harris — whose insightful, politically sagacious and ruefully funny blend of memoir and criticism has graced the pages of the New Yorker, n+1 and Filmmaker, where you’ll recognize him as a Contributing Editor — has just released his debut book, Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, a cultural memoir on neighborhoods, race, millennial culture and filmmaking. Appropriately, he has also programmed a series of relevant films this weekend at New York’s Metrograph Theater. Running through the 12th, the films include Spike Lee’s Crooklyn (next to Do the Right Thing my favorite 40 Acres joint, actually), Jay-z: Fade to Black, and Sebastián Silva’s […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Jamal Joseph’s “Chapter & Verse” first premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival in 2015 and now the redemption drama finally hits New York theaters today.
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The film follows reformed gang leader Lance Ingram (Daniel Beaty) who re-enters Harlem after serving a ten-year prison sentence. Unable to find employment that will allow him to use the technological skills he gained in prison, he’s forced to take a job delivering for a food pantry. There, Lance befriends Ms. Maddy (Loretta Devine), a spirited grandmother, and soon he assumes responsibility for her 15-year-old grandson Ty, a promising student pulled into a dangerous street gang. The film co-stars Omari Hardwick (“Power”), Marc John Jefferies (“Treme”), Justin Martin (“Flight”), Gary Perez (“Crooklyn”) and more. Watch an exclusive clip below.
This is Joseph’s second feature film following the 2006 basketball drama “30 Days.” He is »
- Vikram Murthi
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