Chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the blackout of 2003.




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Mrs. Thompson (as LaTanya Richardson)
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BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and vulnerability Written by Anonymous

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The scene where CJ meets his fate wasn't intended to be a rain scene, as there was no rain during the actual blackout on August 14th 2003. Production halted several times, in hopes that it would stop. Everytime the rain stopped and the cameras started rolling, it would start to rain again. Finally, the director decided it was destined to be shot this way, thus adding a dramatic effect to the scene. See more »

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I saw it @ Urban World
23 June 2007 | by (New York/Baltimore) – See all my reviews

The movie was very good. I liked it. I missed out on the Tribeca screening but was able to make the urban world screening. My favorite part was when one couple was having a talk about how did one got home when there was a black out and the guy just got bagged for for not telling the truth. I wont get into detail because I don't want to give it away. The movie director was def. inspired by spike lee, you can catch a scene or two of "do the right thing" It was one part or two in the movie that i thought was a little over done but thats just an opinion. The after party of the screening was nice. a lot of people showed up. Vibe magazine was taking pictures, people was having fun.

thank you Judith.

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