Film & Television

First Sneak Peek at Baz Luhrmann’s South Bronx Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’

It’s been almost a year since Netfilx and Baz Lurhman announced that they were embarking on producing a series based in the South Bronx in the 1970s as hip-hop was emergency, disco was reigning supreme alongside Salsa, and of course—The Bronx was burning. Now here’s a sneak peek at the series as Netflix puts out the first trailer for ‘The Get Down’.

Netflix simply writes, “Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.

Watch: The Bronx’s Baron Ambrosia in ‘THANKSCHRISKWANZAAKAH’ Holiday Special

Baron Ambrosia and Bronx Flavor presents a holiday special video, ‘Thankschriskwanzaakah’ so get ready to watch what happens, “When Awesome-Mart combines all the holiday’s in order to make more money, a terrible curse is unleashed on the Bronx.”

Baron cleverly mixes many of our wonderful cultures in one of the most diverse boroughs of New York City—The Bronx.

Pandas Coming to The Bronx, South Carolina Crabs In Our Borough, and New Doc Explores Struggling Single Dads|Bronx PM Links

Pandas in The Bronx, buying South Carolina crabs right here in our borough, and a new documentary explores the difficulty of extreme poverty facing single fathers and devastate impacts on their families are some of the stories you’ll find in this evening’s edition of Bronx Links.

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens 3rd Official Trailer Released!

Ok so who in The Bronx is NOT a Star Wars fan and remembers back in 1977 when one of the best stories ever told in cinematic history was released?

I’m a huge Star Wars buff and know that there are countless others out there, especially here in The Bronx from the original generation of lovers to new generation of fans alike.

Well the 3rd and most emotional of all the trailers thusfar is out and even a quick peek of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia!

Take a look!

Puerto Rican Born, Bronx Raised Rita Moreno to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Back in July, the Kennedy Center announced that Rita Moreno, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved with her family to The Bronx when she was 6, will be one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors which is given to those in the performing arts that have greatly contributed to American culture.

Moreno is no stranger to awards having been the 3rd artist to receive the coveted EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards and the first Latino to do so back in 1977, the same year Helen Hayes became the 2nd artist and first female in achieving the same.

1st Annual Bronx Documentary Center’s Women’s Film Series Begins Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16th and then every 3 days, The Bronx Documentary Center begins its first ever Annual Women’s Film Series (All screenings begin at 7:30PM).

Check below for the schedule and list of films. This is going to be a very exciting event and we hope to see you there. All screenings are suggested donation:
$5 for Bronx Residents, $10 for General, Free for 18 and Under

“Made in The Bronx” Screening Series to Feature 6 Short Films by Bronxites

Tomorrow at the Bronx Documentary Center from 7pm to 9pm, join The Bronx Filmmakers for a FREE event as they present 6 short films as part of their “Made in The Bronx” screening seriesfollowed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to check out The Bronx’s filmmaking talent, an often overlooked segment of the artistic circle of our borough.

Plus you get to see films shot exclusively or mostly in our borough!

The Bronx Filmmakers Group Celebrates Their 3rd Year Running

3 years ago, several budding filmmakers from The Bronx decided that it was time to form a group for Bronxites where they could talk shop as well as support each other however best they could.

They reached out to The Bronx Documentary Center and ever since them they have been meeting at the space for 3 years.

In celebration of their 3rd anniversary, The Bronx Filmmakers Group will be holding an anniversary party tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 1st) at the BDC in an informal gathering where you can meet the group and other Bronx residents and creative individuals.