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Made in Harlem: Harlem Theater
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Made in Harlem: Harlem Theater

Harlem, 1968.  The hope of the Black nation has been assassinated. But Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy takes center stage at the New Lafayette Theatre.  This is where filmmaker Klaus Wildenhahn turns his lens Uptown to follow Harlem’s New Lafayette Theatre members as they rehearse scenes, conduct acting exercises for their upcoming season, and run politically radical workshops for the community.

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A Good Day to be Black & Sexy
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

A Good Day to be Black & Sexy

Ten years ago, a daring and sexy film made its debut, and extended to the modern film world a merciless and unusual view into the myths and truths of Black sexuality, creating a touchstone that still exists today. 

With “A Good Day to be Black & Sexy,” writer/director Dennis Dortch offers audiences a ‘mixtape’ of deftly arranged vignettes that show how men and women in Los Angeles explore desire, sex and love - and now we celebrate its anniversary and impact. 

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Cinema Garden Party - THE FITS
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Garden Party - THE FITS

  • First Quincy Street Community Garden (map)
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THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.

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Midday Ramble
Jul
1
to Aug 31

Midday Ramble

In MIDDAY RAMBLE, challenging youth-oriented Black/Black cast films will be presented in a collective environment where teens & pre-teens have a safe-space to learn from the important themes each film presents.  Each film will have guided talking points with discussions before and after.  All films will allow the young people to further discover that they are not just one way, one thing, that they come in a wide variety of arrays and can be so many things - despite the perspectives that popular culture perpetuates about young black women and men.  Done in conjunction with the Bailey's Cafe 'Rites of Passage' program.

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Cinema Garden Party - Whose Streets?
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Garden Party - Whose Streets?

  • First Quincy Street Community Garden (map)
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WHOSE STREETS?   directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

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Cinema Garden Party - I Am Not Your Negro
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Garden Party - I Am Not Your Negro

  • Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park (map)
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James Baldwin’s radical journey into black history & race in modern in America. Using his unpublished book on the complex political and “memorable” lives of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., rich archival material allows viewers to examine the fabrication of the Black image in news, reality TV, music videos, and Hollywood, and its impact on our collective consciousness.

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Cinema Garden Party - Black Theater: The Making of a Movement
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Garden Party - Black Theater: The Making of a Movement

  • Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park (map)
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Out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s was born a bright new theatre. Witness a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.  Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, The Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present.

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Cinema Garden Party - Chisholm -72: Unbought & Unbossed
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Garden Party - Chisholm -72: Unbought & Unbossed

  • Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pioneering Bedford-Stuyvesant based politician Shirley Chisholm is the subject of this lauded documentary.

The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Chisholm launches a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, and wins an impressive amount of support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. The film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign.

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