Gotham’s 15th annual Urbanworld Film Festival has lined up a slate that opens with the world preem of Diane Paragas and Nelson George’s “Brooklyn Boheme.”
Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis and Rosie Perez are among those appearing in “Boheme,” about the creatives who congregated in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Pic kicks off a slate of 58 films that includes Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe starrer “Yelling to the Sky” and “The Start of Dreams,” a doc about Broadway helmer Kenny Leon (“Fences”) and his work with student thesps in preparation for the August Wilson Monlogue competition.
Feature doc lineup includes a pair of world preems, Soniya Kirpalani’s “Love Arranged” and Jamal Joseph’s “Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories.” Fest slate also features a couple of smallscreen previews, including episodes of HBO skein “How to Make It in America” and “VH1’s Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation.”
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The festival closes with “Kinyarwanda,” Alrick Brown’s Rwanda-set story that picked up a world cinema audience award at Sundance earlier this year.
Fest runs Sept. 14-18 in midtown Manhattan.