Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Blues for 475

110 min | Documentary

In the 1990s, 475 Kent, a warehouse in Brooklyn, is transformed into lofts by a group of reputable artists with permission of the landlord, using their own funds. The close knit community thrives and is welcomed into the community until ...See moreIn the 1990s, 475 Kent, a warehouse in Brooklyn, is transformed into lofts by a group of reputable artists with permission of the landlord, using their own funds. The close knit community thrives and is welcomed into the community until ten years later on a cold Sunday night in January of 2008 when without warning their building is invaded by firemen and government agencies who militaristically and menacingly evict the three hundred families, some with babies as young as six weeks old. What could have caused such a rash decision?... A decision by an unknown authority that the grain stored for the famous Matzo Factory (operating for ten years in the basement) was in imminent danger of exploding. Although the grain could have been removed within hours the people of 475 Kent were on the street and homeless. Despite insurmountable odds, this community courageously unites against dire circumstances with unprecedented results. The filmmaker shares the world of three individuals over the course of five years, deciding it was important to see the long-term results of this eviction on their health, their work and on the place that once was. They are Deborah Masters - Sculptor, Guy Lesser - Writer/Educator and legendary Jazz Pianist - Connie Crothers. The filmmaker, Tyler A. Chase seeks out answers and becomes involved with Human Rights Award Winner, Shula Koenig who introduces her into the world of Human Rights and extraordinary individuals like Cathy Albisa and Tiffany Gardner of NESRI, Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Author of Root Shock who clarifies the concept of Root Shock at its inception as a community loses the creative elements that pervade its ecosystem. Years later the lives of the artists have changed and so has the community Written by Tyler A. Chase See less
Read more: Plot summary
Cinematographer
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Status
Edit Post-Prod
Updated Oct 4, 2017
Box Office

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
10 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Deborah Masters
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Connie Crothers
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Guy Lesser
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Simon Lee
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Mindy Fullilove
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Shulamith Koenig
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Catherine Albisa
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Alison Dell
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Angel Mohammed
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

Release date not announced


IMDb users will be able to rate this title after it has been released