Category Archives: Movies Cinema Film

Free Movie – Ender’s Game – St. Nicholas Park – Harlem

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This is one of our all time favorite movies.  It’s going to be a classic.   And the books are great too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Ender’s Game

at 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers!

Free!

via Free Summer Movies : NYC Parks.




FEATURING:

Ender's Game (978-0-8125-5070-2, $6.99/$8.99)

Ender's Shadow (978-0-8125-7571-2, $8.99/$10.99)

Shadow of the Hegemon (978-0-8125-6595-9, $7.99/$9.99)

List Price: $24.97 USD
New From: $12.62 USD In Stock
Used from: $14.50 USD In Stock

Harlem’s The Maysles Cinema screens Before You Know It tonight

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Tonight at 7:00pm!

A Gay Pride Month Special

Hosted by Harlem Sage and Harlem Pride

Not to be missed!

Before You Know It

PJ Raval, 2013, 110 min.

The subjects of Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But Before is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie-whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

Dennis is a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who begins exploring his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women’s clothing under the name “Dee.” Ty is an impassioned LGBT activist who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage passes in New York. Robert “The Mouth” is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution comes under threat. Born before the Civil Rights era, these men have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes, from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation, to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Queer Nation, to gay marriage and Lady Gaga, and have lived to become part of an unprecedented “out” elder generation. Before focuses on the lives of these three gay seniors, but reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with a refreshing humor and candor, Before confirms that you are never too old to reshape society.

Q&A with director PJ Raval and subject Ty Martin.

Read an interview with Ty about tonight’s event from www.Harlemfocus.com.

Diversity and the Oscars

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Lee & Low is a children’s book publisher focussed on bringing diverse voices to the forefront and promoting related conversations.

They produced this info graphic of the Academy’s track record on honoring the work of minorities.  The backdrop to this includes an investigation by The Los Angeles Times in 2012.  The Times found that the majority of Academy members are older white men, and of the 85 best actress awards, just one went to a person of color, Halle Berry in 2002.

The Academy’s new president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to do so.   She and its chief executive Dawn Hudson are taking steps to increase diversity, which includes a diverse roster of faces for the March 2 show.

Click here for interviews with independent filmmakers of color about their roles in Hollywood.

via: http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/the-academy-and-diversity-by-the-numbers/

 

Screening of De Novo at El Museo del Barrio on November 13th and 14th

denovoHCL readers may be interested in this documentary of the acclaimed play de novo that tells the true story of a 14 year old boy from Guatemala, who chose to leave his life with a street gang in search of his mother and a better life in the United States.  The story, crafted from immigration court transcripts, interviews, and letters, describes his legal struggle for asylum to avoid being deported back to Guatemala, where the gang he left behind had ordered his execution.   Two showings are scheduled: November 13th at 7:30 pm and November 14th at 12 noon, at El Museo del Bario (Fifth Avenue and 104th Street).

This event is sponsored by the Libertas Center for Human Rights, in partnership with Houses on the Moon Theater Company and the Mount Sinai Global Health Program.  On November 13th, there will be a panel discussion following the film with Dr. Dinali Fernando (Libertas Center Medical Director) and Leah Weinzimer (Libertas Center Program Director), Dr. Craig Katz (Mount SInai Medical Center), and Morgan Allen (CCCS Unaccompanied Minors Program Attorney).  Tickets are FREE, but please reserve them in advance: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/de-novo-13/.