Brooklyn Babylon


1h 29m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A New York story in which two very different worlds collide after a car accident sparks a relationship between Sol, a charismatic rasta rapper on the verge of stardom, and Sara, a young Jewish beauty who is struggling with the confines of her strict religious background.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Roots; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

A New York story in which two very different worlds collide after a car accident sparks a relationship between Sol, a charismatic rasta rapper on the verge of stardom, and Sara, a young Jewish beauty who is struggling with the confines of her strict religious background.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Roots; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2001

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Opening Night/Special Screening) in Park City, Utah January 20-27, 2001.

Feature screenwriting debut for Pam Widener.

Began shooting September 16, 1999.

Completed shooting October 21, 1999.

Lead actor Tariq Trotter (aka Black Thought) is chief lyricist and front man for the hip-hop music group "The Roots".

Released in United States 2001 (Scheduled as the opening film for the 2001 Slamdance Film Festival, "Brooklyn Babylon" was pulled out of the festival, as it was allegedly submitted without the approval of its distributor Artisan Entertainment. In the end, the film was screened at Slamdance, as a surprise opening night attraction.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (Opening Night/Special Screening) in Park City, Utah January 20-27, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2001