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  • Lenny Cooke

    Lenny Cooke

    This Safdie bros documentary began as a side project when they were offered footage of legendary NY basketball prospect Lenny Cooke. The documentary centers of Lenny’s ‘rise to fame’ story that quickly turned into ‘tragedy’ with a series of poor choices. The Safdies then pick up filming from the story’s climax —an unrecognizable Cooke six years removed from organized ball— and film Lenny during what would be his story’s falling action and resolution. 

    During the falling action Lenny talks about…