Tag Archives: documentary

PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! The Young Lords – Documentary

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 4.35.34 PM

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.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 4.36.22 PM

Rubble Kings: The cultural phenomenon that is hip hop

photo-main

Rubble Kings – The story of NYC’s 1970s gang subculture and how it influenced the cultural phenomenon that is hip hop.

Friend to our blog Chad Harper of Hip Hop Saves Lives, brought to our attention a new documentary Rubble Kings.  An important documentary about courage, hope and survival against all odds.  This movie is pretty much finished.  Unfortunately it can not be shown beyond festivals or private screenings because of music rights and archival footage that must be cleared.  Being able to pay for the songs and footage in this film is crucial to telling this story accurately and in its truest form.  It is almost there but just needs a little help in order to keep this film authentic and how the public deserves to see it in its true art form.  Chad says “Put your money where your mouth is all you hip hop heads, if you are tired of this crap being force fed to our youth then lets make a difference.”

RUBBLE KINGS is a story of survival, hope and empowerment that resonates with audiences from all backgrounds and walks of life.  It’s a testament to the influential power of a group of individuals and their ability to inspire a global movement.

You can do the same.  We still have a ways to go on this journey!  Every donation counts, and brings us one step closer to our goal!

Please help by donating and inspiring others to do the same.

RUBBLE KINGS KICKSTARTER PAGE

NOTE:  There are plenty of ways to help.  If you cannot help financially then help by spreading the word – repost, facebook or tweet this kickstarter post to all of your friends.

Music / Art / History.

MIST Harlem Hosts Special Screening of Sweet Dreams – Rwanda Documentary

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On November 14, 2012, My Image Studios (MIST Harlem) will host a special screening of scenes from Sweet Dreams, the newly released documentary film by siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman. Sweet Dreams documents the story of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda’s first Hutu and Tutsi female drumming troupe, which also founded Inzozi Nziza, the only locally-owned ice cream shop in Rwanda.

Founders of the award-winning Brooklyn based, organic ice cream business, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas played a major role in Inozoz Nziz. The duo made numerous trips to Rwanda to train, prepare and mentor the women on how to make ice cream and run a business. Their story is an integral part of the movie.A similar project involving coffee from Rwanda has recently been founded by Grace Hightower De Niro. Her new coffee brand, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda, is being launched in select Whole Foods later this month. These Rwandan coffees are sourced exclusively from small farmers utilizing fair trade practices.

Complimentary samples of Blue Marble ice cream and a new brand of coffee that is sourced entirely from Rwanda, called Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda, will be available for screening attendees.

Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at www.charged.fm/sweetdreams .

WHO:
  • Sweet Dreams film producers/directors Lisa Fruchtman (Academy Award winning film editor for Right Stuff, and nominee for The Godfather III and Apocalypse Now) and Rob Fruchtman (three time Emmy Award winner, including one for directing HBO’s Sister Helen)
  • Drummers from Rwanda Drum troupe Ingoma Nshya accompanied by New York City-based all femaile drummers Akalande
  • Shay Wafer, Executive Director, 651 Arts
  • Roland Laird, CEO, MIST Harlem/My Image Studios LLC
WHAT:
Exclusive screening of scenes from Sweet Dreams, with a special performance from Rwanda Drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:00PM

WHERE: 
MIST Harlem
40 West 116th Street (between Lenox and Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10026

About MIST Harlem:
MIST (for “My Image Studios”) Harlem, is a $21M, 20,000 sq. ft. cultural entertainment center opening for daily business in late-November. MIST features a 130-seat restaurant (Harvist) and three (3) performance spaces presenting the best in film, live music, spoken word, comedy and more—performed by top established and emerging black & Latino artists from around the world. MIST Harlem is completely minority-owned, and resides in the Kalahari: the 250-unit, award-winning, LEED Gold-certified condo.

About My Image Studios LLC

Located in the Kalahari Condominiums on 116th Street near Lenox Avenue, MIST Harlem will host a 130 seat restaurant and three intimate theaters that will present the best film, live music, spoken word, comedy and plays from Black and Latino culture throughout the world.

Event will include live African drumming by Rwandan troupe Ingoma Nshya, Blue Marble ice cream and a new brand of coffee that is sourced entirely from Rwanda, called Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda

“Hands To The Sky”

There will be a showing this Saturday night on April 14 at 9:30 PM, of HANDS TO THE SKY at Dixon Place, NYC’s Laboratory for Performance. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For those of you who enjoy the Sundae Sermon parties with DJ Stormin’ Norman and a variety of guest DJ’s, you will definitely enjoy this film.

My House Rocs presents Hands to The Sky. Domingo Canate – Executive Producer; Angelo Boyke – Director/Editor; JP Noel – Co-Director/Producer; Wendy Arimah – Literary Supervisor/Associate Producer; Kervyn Mark – Music Supervisor/Co-Producer. Hands to The Sky is documentary that focuses on the House Music outdoor movement. It removes the dance experience from the confines of the box and plants it in the park, lays it on the beach and sets it in unexpected and exciting places. The adroit camera crew captures the passionate connection between the dancers and the DJ’s, as they explore the themes of love and unity that emanates from the speakers. It calls souls to a common heartbeat and reveals a mystical, musical revolution on the strength of radical peace and a powerful reflection of freedom.

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (btwn rivington & delancy)
New York, NY 10002

For more information about Harlem please also see www.HarlemTrends.com.