Category: Movies Cinema Film

July 1st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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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.

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June 27th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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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.

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February 27th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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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/

 

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November 8th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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/.

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October 27th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Abbey Lincoln, was an American Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions.  Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) was born on August 6, 1930 and passed along on August 14, 2010.  One of the many singers influenced by Billie Holiday where she often visited the Blue Note jazz club in New York City.  Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.

During the 1990s and until her death, Abbey fulfilled a 10-album contract with Verve Records.  These recordings are highly regarded in the jazz world and represent a crowning achievement in Lincoln’s career.

Listen to Abbey Lincoln on ITUNES.

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Here is a wonderful live performance (below) of Abbey Lincoln singing  “Midnight Sun” with the incredibly talented Lionel Hampton.  The second video is a beautiful recording of “Throw It Away”, written and performed by Abbey Lincoln.  Some may know this to by Esperanza Spalding’s recent cover of Abbey’s “Throw It Away.”

Abbey Lincoln Quartet (Live) – Lionel Hampton/Midnight Sun

Abbey Lincoln – Throw It Away

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October 20th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Empire City is a new drama sponsored by the Oprah Network.  The crew has been filming scenes in Harlem.  More filming all over Harlem is planned.  The crew was recently spotted filming in the outdoor seating area at Harlem Food Bar.  Harlem Food Bar continues to be a magnet for filming of all kinds in the neighborhood.

Omar “O2” White, the executive producer and CEO / Co-Founder of SoBro-based True Sound Lounge (TSL) was on site.  He explained that the show is about 4 individuals  from different walks of life who move to Harlem.  Below is a video featuring two of the actors discussing their roles on the show.

Omar also mentioned that he is working on a project to develop facilities in the Bronx to support large scale music and film production to support filmmakers focussed on Harlem, upper manhattan the Bronx, etc.

We look forward to seeing more filming in Harlem, and to watching the show when it airs.

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September 28th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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You are cordially invited to the advanced screening of the first episode of John O’s new web series “Harlem River Drive”. This event is a fundraiser to raise money to shoot future episodes of “Harlem River Drive”. It is a free event but any and all donations are accepted.

We will also be showing the new video “Sip Chill Light Puff” by H2C2’s own Cigar Boyz, along with the world premiere of a brand new video by Tha Gecko Brothas.

Monday September 30th
7 PM – 10 PM
@ Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (96th Street)
New York, N.Y. 10030

Doors are at 7:00 PM sharp

Showings will take place at:

7:30 PM
8:30 PM
9:30 PM

Please come out and support as we look forward to seeing you there.

HRD

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July 21st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Pure Jazz perfection.  Billie Holiday singing the blues live in this video version of Fine and Mellow with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Vic Dickenson and Roy Eldridge.  You can see Billie’s talent and vocal gift of timing and delivery as she carries on with each of these talented musicians taking turns expressing the blues.

What a gift for us all to have this video footage of Lady Day from back in the day.  As she says in her own words in the intro “There’s two kinds of blues there’s happy blues and there’s sad blues.  I don’t think I ever sing the same way twice, I don’t think I ever sing the same tempo.  One nights a little bit slower the next nights a little bit brighter depending on how I feel.  The blues is sort of a mixed up thing you just have to feel it.”

VIDEO: Fine And Mellow Billie Holiday With Coleman Hawkins Lester Young Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan Vic Dickenson Roy Eldridge

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May 8th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Saturday, May 18th
8:00 pm
The Herb Garden
176 East 111th Street, New York NY
(Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Rain Date:  May 25th

The New York Restoration Project’s Herb Garden is proud to screen Iris Morales’ acclaimed documentary: ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords – recipient of the Silver Apple Award from the National Educational Media Alliance.

¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords explores the period 1969 through the Young Lord’s demise in 1976 and highlights pivotal moments in the history of East Harlem and the Herb Garden’s East 111th Street in particular!

In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women’s movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino/a communities fought for economic, racial and social justice. From Chicago streets to the barrios of New York City and other urban centers, the Young Lords emerged to demand decent living conditions and raised a militant voice for the empowerment of Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as in the United States and for the independence of Puerto Rico.

Through on-camera interviews with former members, archival footage, photographs and music,

 ¡PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords’ political vision and actions, and the organization’s legacy.

Join us for this free screening and a discussion about the film and the history of our neighborhood.

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April 13th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Today Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Corner Social in Harlem  the Lenox Avenue cast will host a fundraising event to generate revenue to produce future episodes.  This special brunch provides fans an opportunity to meet the cast and purchase show apparel while mingling with industry executives and colleagues.

To reserve a table and for more info call (212) 510-8552.  This event will be held from 12 pm – 5 pm *reserved table seating times are at 12 Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm.

Come on out and support Lenox Avenue the series while enjoying great food and drinks at Corner Social!

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