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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November 24th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

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.

Click here for comprehensive details.

 

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May 27th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


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!

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May 23rd, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


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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

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May 5th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
“Look out! Here comes the Spiderman! Can he swing from a thread. Take a look overhead (or in this video). Hey, there goes the Spiderman [in Harlem],”
See the coolest video of Spiderman, or shall we say the stunt person who plays him in film, swinging under the viaduct in West Harlem, i.e. West 133rd and 12th Avenue.
The Spiderman film crew was spotted in West Harlem May 3rd and we hear the film crew might be in the same area tonight, May 5th!

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April 4th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
This week the 12th Annual Havana Film Festival New York kicks off in the City and runs from April 7-15. This year they have carved out a new prize called the Havana Prize for Best Documentary. Seven films are in competition and one of the seven is The Faces Behind Madame Alexander Dolls, a documentary that pays tribute to the Dominican and Latin American workers who have worked in the famous doll factory, located in Harlem at 615 West 131st Street, dedicating their lives to creating beautiful dolls that have delighted children and adults around the world since the early 1920s. These dolls have been collected by queens, business women, actresses, and world leaders.

The Faces Behind Madame Alexander Dolls is screening this Wednesday, April 6 at El Museo del Barrio in Spanish Harlem. The event is FREE, starts at 6:30 PM and includes a post-show Q&A with director Freddy Vargas and cast members.

Details:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (At East 104th Street)
Admission: Free

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March 26th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

I have never seen Inside Job or Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer. I have been wanting to see these two documentaries for sometime. Now is my chance to see these films right here in Harlem!  According to Maysles Cinema, they are showing these two films this weekend under their “True Crime New York” series.

Client 9 shows tonight, March 26 at 7:30 PM. “This film is an in-depth look at what Spitzer himself refers to as greek tragedy.” And Inside Job, an Academy Award winner for 2010 Best Documentary, will show tomorrow, March 27 at 7:30 PM. This film “provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse.” Order tickets here!

So if you want to see films on “true crime in the rotten apple” – particularly these two films, which is the last chance – head on over to Maysles Cinema in Harlem located at 343 Lenox Avenue, between 127th and 128th Streets. I plan to see one or probably both films this weekend. Lookout on foursquare!

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March 19th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal HarlemCondoLife
An NYPD rookie was arresting someone on the streets of Harlem recently and let me tell you, this rookie appeared mean…and quite gorgeous. See photo above. Of course, the rookie I am talking about is only pretending. It is actress and Tribeca mom Leelee Sobieski, who was in character, along Manhattan Avenue and 114th Street in Harlem, for the TV pilot called Rookies. The crew has been filming in Harlem and will continue Sunday and Monday on Frederick Douglass Blvd from about 113th to 115th Street.

By looking at these photos, can you imagine if every NYPD rookie looked like Leelee? I’d say a good portion of the male population in the City would not mind getting arrested!

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March 18th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

UPDATE: We have photos of the filming taking place along 114th and 115th Streets between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue!

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

On my way home last night, I saw several orange cones lined up along 114th Street between Manhattan Avenue and Frederick Douglass Blvd. I checked the signs and it’s Rookies, a CBS’ drama pilot being filmed in Harlem today, March 18 and March 20-21st from 6 AM to 1 AM. Rookies stars Leelee Sobieski and is produced by Robert De Niro. Nice! Maybe we will see Mr. De Niro!

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February 9th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Listen up, all you amazing and single HarlemGals. Yes, you! You’re invited to a “girls night out!” HarlemCondoLife.com would like to invite you to a free film screening of Jumping the Broom starring Julie Bowen, Paula Patton, Meagan Good, Angela Bassett, Mike Epps, and more, this coming Monday (February 14th) at the Magic Johnson Theater. Jumping the Broom is about “a collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha’s Vineyard for a wedding.”

In addition to the free film screening, there is an after party for all the awesome women who get to attend the free film screening in Harlem. The after party will include complementary hair styling and make-up application from Empire Beauty School and giveaways from SendHerFlowers.com, Complete Body and Spa, and 8 Minute Dating.

Here’s the details on getting your ticket. Please note, tickets are available on a first come first serve basis!

What: Girls’ Night Out screening of JUMPING THE BROOM
Where: Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem (124th and Frederick Douglass)
When: Monday, Febraury 14th
How: Click on this link to download and print out screening passes! Special instructions are located on the link.

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