"Lenny Cooke"

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Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie with Lenny Cooke

Producer Adam Shopkorn and director Benny Safdie talk about the documentary “Lenny Cooke,” along with Lenny Cooke, the subject. In 2001, 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 in the NBA. The film takes a candid look at the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was out of reach. "Lenny Cooke" opens December 6 at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe theater.