Brooklyn Babylon

2001, Movie, R, 90 mins

Brooklyn Babylon
WEST SIDE STORY meets DO THE RIGHT THING in this Romeo and Juliet variation set in Brooklyn's Crown Heights, where Orthodox Hasidic Jews and African-Americans of Caribbean descent — groups with dramatically different cultural mores — coexist uneasily. Filmmaker Marc Levin opens with footage of the 1991 Crown Heights riot, which erupted after a car carrying Grand Rabbi Menachem Schneerson struck two black youngsters, killing one, then segues into the fictional story of star-crossed lovers Sara (Karen Goberman) and Sol (musician Tariq Trotter, of The Roots). Though she yearns to attend college and experience the world outside her close-knit Hasidic co...
Released: 2001 Rated: R Length: 90 mins

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