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...read more

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: R
  • Review: 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 unea… (more)

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