Masterclass: Marc Levin (Identifying and surveying exemplary careers in documentary production through an expansive lens)
Saturday, December 7th, 7:30pm Preview of "Freeway: Crack in the System," Marc Levin's forthcoming feature documentary. The real Rick Ross is not a rapper. He's an urban legend in South Central LA, a black godfather figure whom most people have never seen, but know by name and reputation. He's "Freeway" Rick Ross, the man who stood at the center of the crack epidemic, and whose name has been inextricably linked to the CIA-Contra-Crack connection. His story defies all odds and stereotypes and proves that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Mr. Untouchable Marc Levin, 2007, 92 min. This is the story of the real American gangster--Harlem's godfather, the biggest black drug kingpin in the history of New York City--Nicky Barnes. Featuring exclusive interviews with Barnes for the first time since receiving his life sentence, Mr. Untouchable is the true-life story of a junkie turned multimillionaire drug lord, who came to dominate the heroin distribution business and build his own powerful crime family.
Q&A with Marc Levin, Joseph 'Jazz' Hayden (former Nicky Barnes associate, Mr. Untouchable subject), and 'Freeway' Rick Ross (via Skype) followed by a reception.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027