Lenny Cooke

Lenny Cooke is the Death of a Salesman of sports documentaries.

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Lenny Cooke

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 Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.
Genre
Documentary, Bio-pic, Drama, Sport
Runtime
90
Language
English
Director
Ben Safdie
Joshua Safdie
FEATURED REVIEW
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE

New York filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie are known for their irreverent urban narratives "The Pleasure of Being Robbed" and "Daddy Longlegs," both of which contain a naturalistic quality that suggests they could work wonders with non-fiction. With "Lenny Cooke," they've done just that: Partly a ...

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