Your Memory's Museum
Your Memory's Museum

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Chi Ali Mini-Documentary by Fred Espinosa

Chi Ali was the youngest member of The Native Tongues that included De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers, and The Beatnuts. He started rapping when he was 14 making guest appearances on songs by Black Sheep and De La Soul. His one and only album The Fabulous Chi Ali came out in 1992 when he was 16 and became an instant classic of The Golden Era. In 2000 he committed the crime of murdering his girlfriend’s brother. He was arrested in 2001 and began serving a 14-year sentence for the offense. He will be released in two years.

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"Doin’ It In the Park” – Bobbito Garcia Talks About His Pick-up Basketball Doc
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WHO IS LARRY DAVIS
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Watch: Inventing David Geffen
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.

Watch: Inventing David Geffen

Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades.

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No No: A Dockumentary 
Coming soon.
(via mightyflynn)

No No: A Dockumentary 

Coming soon.

(via mightyflynn)

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Showtime Documentary: Lenny Cooke
In an era when high school stars were forgoing college hoops in favor of the multi-million dollar contracts promised in the NBA draft, Lenny was supposed to be the next superstar. But over a decade later, while his peers are taking home MVP awards and championship trophies, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. What went wrong? A quintessentially American story about dreaming big, the fickle nature of sports celebrity and the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.

Showtime Documentary: Lenny Cooke

In an era when high school stars were forgoing college hoops in favor of the multi-million dollar contracts promised in the NBA draft, Lenny was supposed to be the next superstar. But over a decade later, while his peers are taking home MVP awards and championship trophies, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. What went wrong? A quintessentially American story about dreaming big, the fickle nature of sports celebrity and the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.

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The Legend of Swee’ Pea: The Lloyd Daniels Documentary
Lloyd Daniels’ unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought-after college basketball recruit of his generation, who got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation and 2 years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 crack deal, somehow managed to make it to the NBA without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film delivers a complex portrait not only of a rare talent and his against-the-odds triumph, but also of the unique street culture that made Lloyd Daniels a “playground legend” in New York City.  Along with interviews, archival footage, and current verité, we will use animated sequences to recreate that mythic talent that the young Swee’ Pea displayed in the playgrounds, to reenact the anecdotes about him narrated to us by interviewees, to express not only his charisma and charm, but also the darker side of Swee’ Pea, the unrepentant lone wolf, a hustler who, in the words of a friend, is “a rogue…he walks the face of this earth endlessly.”  Moving from the concrete to the dream and back to the concrete, we will depict a story that is completely human but also fairytale-like in its utter unlikelihood, and thereby implicitly unsettle the question that was raised about Lloyd Daniels throughout his career: is he legend or myth?
http://www.thelegendofsweepea.com/
PRVSLY | The Lloyd Daniels Affair

The Legend of Swee’ Pea: The Lloyd Daniels Documentary

Lloyd Daniels’ unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought-after college basketball recruit of his generation, who got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation and 2 years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 crack deal, somehow managed to make it to the NBA without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film delivers a complex portrait not only of a rare talent and his against-the-odds triumph, but also of the unique street culture that made Lloyd Daniels a “playground legend” in New York City.  Along with interviews, archival footage, and current verité, we will use animated sequences to recreate that mythic talent that the young Swee’ Pea displayed in the playgrounds, to reenact the anecdotes about him narrated to us by interviewees, to express not only his charisma and charm, but also the darker side of Swee’ Pea, the unrepentant lone wolf, a hustler who, in the words of a friend, is “a rogue…he walks the face of this earth endlessly.”  Moving from the concrete to the dream and back to the concrete, we will depict a story that is completely human but also fairytale-like in its utter unlikelihood, and thereby implicitly unsettle the question that was raised about Lloyd Daniels throughout his career: is he legend or myth?

http://www.thelegendofsweepea.com/

PRVSLY | The Lloyd Daniels Affair