Two Screenings: 6:30pm and 9:30pm
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
Not Rated, 90 minutes, DCP
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Josh and Benny Safdie (Daddy Longlegs) track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.
Co-presented by Department of Africana Studies