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Brooklyn in July (2017)

BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of ... See full summary »

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Bob Celli

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Bob Celli
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Credited cast:
Suzette Gunn ... Beverly Walker
David Gibson ... Harvey
Thaddeus Daniels ... Frank Walker
Teresa Russo Teresa Russo ... Woman Cafe Patron
Stacie Capone ... Young Woman
Judy Krause ... Rose
Lamar K. Cheston ... Ray
Don Downie Don Downie ... Soldier
John Rice ... James Lauer
Melvin P. Huffnagle Melvin P. Huffnagle ... Willie
Bob Brader ... Earl
Alex J. Gould Alex J. Gould ... Tommy (as Alex Gould)
Frank Ingrasciotta ... Jimmy
Peggy DiPaolo-Andres Peggy DiPaolo-Andres ... Woman Cafe Patron
Craig Colasanti Craig Colasanti ... Policeman
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BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath. Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind. He struggles to keep his emotions in check as he strives for freedom and equality in this slowly evolving world. Frank Walker is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep. Brooklyn In July is based on a true story and inspired by the song of the same title by singer songwriter Joe Crookston. Written by DelanoCelli Productions

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How far can a good man bend before a good man breaks.

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Winner Best of Fest Award at the 4th Annual Nassau Film Festival. See more »

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Confronting Truth in a Visceral Way
23 March 2020 | by janie-45193See all my reviews

This was not an easy film to watch. It strikes the viewer at an emotional core. The film does not allow one to turn away. Visually stunning direction allows you no where to hide. The film is powerfully written, filmed. "Brooklyn in July" confronts truth and exposes an ugly underbelly We so often try to hide.


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17 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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