October 18th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

Early this morning on my way to work (7:30am) I walked by a film crew on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th Street.  Right across from Melba’s where something else was just filming a month ago, yet another film crew was setting up getting ready to film something today.  Does  anybody know what???

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UPDATE:  (At 4:30pm Thursday.)  Thanks for writing in to us with the information of what is being filmed.  Apparently they are filming an episode of Person Of Interest a TV series on Thursday nights at 9pm. (CBS)

A couple of our HCL readers said they saw the actor Jim Caviezel filming today also known for many other different roles such as My Private Idaho, Pay It Forward, The Passion of the Christ and Transit just to name a few.

Thank you for sending these photos to us at Harlem Condo Life.  We really appreciate it!  See more pics below of 113th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in front of Harlem Food Bar.  Looking forward to seeing Harlem as the background on season 2 of Person Of Interest.

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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.

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August 20th, 2011 by HarlemGuy
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are developing a feature film based on the 60 Minutes segment Gospel for Teens.  Gospel for Teens is about a group of teens in Harlem who overcame their personal struggles through the art of gospel singing.The 60 Minutes segment followed Lesley Stahl.  She spent a year trailing accomplished gospel singer  Vy Higginsen.  Vy started the program with the intention of preserving the art form by introducing it to a young generation.  She expected her students to leave their problems at the door and focus on the music. She discovered that kids were unable to separate themselves from their problems at home but soared once they revealed and dealt with their problems.

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November 19th, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

On my way home from work last night I noticed a commotion on 113th between Frederick Douglass Boulevard (FDB) and Morningside, which is right off Harlem’s Gold Coast / Harlem’s restaurant row.

As I walked towards the source of the commotion I overheard someone say “oh no, not again, what happened?”

But as I got closer it became clear that this was not a real crime scene but a function one – confirmed by an actor posing as policeman – shot on one of my favorite side streets in NYC.

Loving Harlem ™

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September 21st, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
There are plenty of films that open every weekend in New York City. There are so many that it is hard to decide what to see in the movie theaters at times. However, this weekend is different. There is only one film to see and that’s “Waiting for Superman,” which opens in the Big Apple on September 24. “Waiting for Superman” is a new documentary by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” that covers our public education system and it features individuals  from or connected to Harlem.

In the film, Guggenheim’s cameras follow Bianca, who is now a second grader, lives in Harlem with her mother Nakia and is trying to get into a charter school. Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem’s Children Zone, is also featured in the film as well as the charter school he founded right here in Central Harlem. And last, the film’s title came from Canada. “The title refers to a Harlem educator’s childhood belief that a superhero would fix the problems of the ghetto.”

According to some reviews, the film is expected to rattle some boots, i.e. charter vs. no charter schools, and potentially start a revolution about public education. For me, anything that provokes some rattle and a little bit of revolution about a topic and situation that affects us all, I am so there. I can’t wait to see “Waiting for Superman” in theaters this weekend. Join me?

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