“…an unmissable feast”

—Matthew Duersten, LA Weekly

“The flip side to the idea of capitalism as curative”

—Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

“…a celebration of L.A.’s hub of black culture”

—LA Times

“A wonderful addition to our study of the city mosaic of LA”

—Claire Bridge, Scripps College Humanities Institute

“The film’s verve and engagement match the exuberance, energy, and sheer infectious joy of its subject…”

—Teresa Barnett, Head of UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research

“A unique work that sheds light on a musical scene that developed under the radar of the media…”

—Francesco Martinelli, Director of the Center for Jazz Studies “Arrigo Polillo,” Siena, Italy

“An exciting film…a necessary film. What Hollywood would ruin, this documentary gets right.”

—George Uba, PhD, Professor and Chair, English Dept., California State University, Northridge

“… It gives its audience a real sense of community, telling us that community is still possible in the 21st century in a black neighborhood of a megalopolis like Los Angeles.”

—Sophie Rachmuhl, Associate Professor of American Studies, Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux 3

Berlin XXI Black International Cinema Special Acknowledgment Award