Tag Archives: film

Harlem River Drive – Advanced Screening Monday, September 30th

Screen Shot 2013-09-28 at 2.57.56 PM

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

African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) Schedule 2011-2012

Welcome to the world of the African Diaspora
International Film Festival (ADIFF). In our
reality, people of diverse origins, nationalities,
orientations and backgrounds come together
to celebrate the world of images and ideas
that depict the human experience of people of
color all over the world.
The international Black communities—whether
in Europe, Latin America or Africa – continue
to play a disproportionately marginal role in
the art of cinema. Further, many creative and
visionary films lay languid, collecting dust
without the light of a screening due to the lack
of distribution structures or movie theaters in
the hands of more sensitive programmers.
Stereotypical images, myths and persistent
bad taste characterize many of the films that
pass for “good movies” in the name of a
“numbers” game that determines whose world
will get to be shown and whose won’t.
By placing the spotlight on innovative films
that  otherwise would be ignored, ADIFF has
created a privileged platform for many of
these films. The list of titles that have found
a distribution deal thanks to their participation
in the festival is long and still growing.
We thank filmmakers, ADIFF’s old and new
family of cinephiles, the theaters, ADIFF’s
former and current staff and all those who,
against all odds, have helped us for the last
nineteen years in our mission to enhance the
cultural DNA of New York City and beyond.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

First East Harlem International Film Festival starts June 1


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
There are several international film festivals that take place throughout New York City. However, how many actually take place uptown in Harlem? Not that many that I am aware of. Now Harlemites do not have to look or go far to see films from all over the world. We have an opportunity to see intelligent films for one week right in our own barrio-thanks to the East Harlem International Film Festival (EHIFF)!

The East Harlem International Film Festival will feature more than 40 films from June 1-5 in Spanish Harlem. The films that have been selected for this year’s festival come from as far away as China, India, Russia, Brazil and more! In addition, EHIFF will pay tribute to the late great Tito Puente, feature educational panels on the business of casting films, film distribution, and the process of filmmaking.

Based on their program, it appears they are offering an insightful agenda as well as recognizing the community. This is the first year for the East Harlem International Film Festival. So let’s get out there and support them! Click here to purchase tickets!

Help kickstart the ‘Changing Face of Harlem’


HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A few years ago a good friend of mine, who is a documentary filmmaker in New York City, wanted me to meet fellow filmmaker Shawn Batey. My good friend knew I was interested in all things positive about Harlem so she said to me “come see a film rough cut about Harlem. There is this filmmaker I want you to meet, who is literally documenting the changes of Harlem. I think you should come.” And so I did. I’m excited to tell you about this documentary about Harlem!

Trailer- Changing Face of Harlem

The rough cut I saw was titled the Changing Face of Harlem. It’s been in the works for more than ten years. The Changing Face of Harlem is a film told from the voices of longtime residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy about the dreams and struggles of a neighborhood. This film explains Harlem’s intricate history and how Harlem is undergoing a huge rebirth and revival just like many other urban communities of color. Changing Face of Harlem takes a critical look at how Harlem has undergone its present transformation.

When a filmmaker sets out to create a documentary especially about Harlem, it takes a lot of hard work-to say the least. That hard work leads to hundreds of hours of footage that needs to be edited. Shawn, the women behind the Changing Face of Harlem, is ready to go into the editing booth to complete her documentary on Harlem. You and I can help her get into the editing booth soon to complete her film. How? By going to Kickstarter.com. Go to Kickstarter to make a donation at various levels. It can be $15 or $1500. Shawn’s goal is to raise $5k this summer so that she can hire an editor.

I made a donation to help Shawn get into the editing booth. I hope you will join me in helping to kickstart and complete the documentary titled the Changing Face of Harlem.

To learn more about the film, go to www.changingfaceofharlem.com