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First look at trailer for Lakers legend Kobe Bryant murals documentary

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Former Los Angeles Times columnist Arash Markazi dropped the first look at a documentary film about the Kobe Bryant murals around the City of Angels.

The documentary, entitled “Sincerely, Los Angeles” will focus on the stories of the people behind the murals in the aftermath of Bryant’s tragic death last January.

Award-winning filmmaker Patrick Green directed the project, which does not yet have a release date. The documentary will also paint a picture of hope amid grief and the challenges of a global pandemic.

This from the project website:

Presented by Someone Great Pictures, the feature-length documentary is an intimate portrait of how the city tapped into their inner Mamba Mentality to channel their grief, inspire each other, and continue Kobe’s legacy. Sincerely, Los Angeles features in-depth interviews with Kobe muralists, high-profile personalities from the sports and art world, and everyday fans who commissioned murals to bring love to their communities. Shot under the backdrop of Covid-19, the film is very much a time capsule of 2020, showcasing how tragedy can turn to triumph.

Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash outside Calabasas on Jan. 26, 2020.

The tragedy elicited reactions from Bryant’s peers and colleagues within the game of basketball, as well as the citizens of Los Angeles and around the world. Impromptu memorials surrounded the Staples Center, as fans adorned the outer part of the arena with Kobe Bryant memorabilia.

The murals showcased in the documentary were also a major part of the remembrance and a reminder of the impact the “Black Mamba” had on the city, and then some.