La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem is hosting three movie nights in January (starting tonight), some featuring filmmaker discussions.
Tonight (Jan. 16) there is a screening of the film “Alamar” by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Part documentary, part fiction, it weaves the story of Jorge and Natan, father and son, on an expedition to the largest coral reef in Mexico, the Banco Chichorro, all before Natan’s departure to another country to join his mother.
On January 23, three short films by young directors out of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a Q&A with Juan Pablo Rojas, director of “Over The Wheel”, a documentary on a group of activists who use the power of the bicycle to change the damage caused by urbanization.
January 30, the documentary “Firmes,” the story of Mexican Americans who have brought the Low Rider car and bike club scene to the Bronx in the last few years.
For exact times and location visit the Casa Azul website.
You are invited to a special FREE screening of Beyond The Lights in Harlem on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Magic Johnson Theater on 125th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Click here to download a pass for 2 while supplies last.
Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson “MGK” Baker and Danny Glover
Opens in theaters November 16.
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Free screening of Think Like A Man Too Tuesday, May 20, 7 pm at Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early! To download passes, click on this link.
In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
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There is another free screening happening in Harlem on February 6 at 7 pm at Magic Johnson Theater. The movie is POMPEII.
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Here is the link to get tickets: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/HarlemGal
Kit Harington (TV’s Game of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Series), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Lemony Snicket’s Series Of Unfortunate Events), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead), with Jared Harris (TV’s Mad Men and Mortal Instruments) and Kiefer Sutherland (TV’s 24). It is directed by Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil series).
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See the remake for free of About Last Night in Harlem, January 9th, at Magic Johnson Theater on 125th Street. Get tickets here.
This contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. The all-star cast includes: Kevin Hart (Think Like A Man, upcoming Ride Along), Regina Hall (Best Man Holiday), Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, TV’s Almost Human), Joy Bryant (TV’s Parenthood) and is directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine, Accepted).
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There is a free film screening October 21 at Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem of Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The free screening starts at 7 pm.
Interested in attending? Download tickets here. And remember, free screenings are on a first come, first serve basis.
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A few weeks ago, HarlemGal Inc wrote a blog post, which was picked up by two media outlets and collected mixed comments, criticizing Citi Bike Share for allowing the film set Annie to use the bike program in Harlem, but not allowing real life Harlem residents to have the same opportunity. Ironically, we are learning today from The New York Daily News that the Citi Bike Share may now becoming to Harlem as part of Phase II.
According to The Daily News, “Community Board 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle revealed Wednesday night (October 2) that Department of Transportation officials emailed her with their plans to install at least three docking stations uptown featuring the clunky blue two-wheelers. Lyle told her fellow board members that the racks-the first that would be located in Manhattan above 59th St.-would be installed on Frederick Douglass Blvd. at W. 115th St. and W. 154th St. along with one on Lexington Ave. near E. 98th St. in East Harlem.”
Kudos to Chairwoman Lyle for leaking out the information at the board meeting and for raising the question “what about the rest of the Harlem community and the bike share?”
HarlemGal Inc.’s position has been, if Citi Bike Share was good enough for a movie set in Harlem, it is good enough for real life residents of Harlem to use. The Village of Harlem should have been a part of Phase I of the program! However, if Citi Bike Share is honestly moving forward with implementing the bike share in Harlem, we’ll take it!
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Did anyone notice all the publicity, irony and major hypocrisy around adorable actress Quvenzhané Wallis riding a Citi Bike through Harlem on the set of ‘Annie’ this past week? When I saw several news clips stating how the character of ‘Annie’ was spotted in Harlem riding a Citi Bike, all I could think about was…wow, how interesting that the Citi Bike Share is being used on the set of the remake of ‘Annie’ now filming in Harlem, but none of us who live in the Village of Harlem actually get to use the bike share program because Citibank has not made it available to those of us who live uptown. What a double standard by Citibank?
It’s obvious that Citibank paid the big time producers of the remake of ‘Annie’ for product placement. I guess Citi Bike Share wants to give the appearance in this upcoming movie that all poor little black children get to use their bikes. Bull! Do the producers of this movie know Harlem residents do not get to use this bike share?
At this time, no child who lives in Harlem or friends or family get to use Citi Bike Share. In my view, this is hypocrisy at its best. There is not one Citi Bike location in Harlem to date. And there’s been no explanation (that I can find) for why the Citi Bike Share has not been made available to Manhattanites who live Uptown! Talk about a hard-knock-life. Harlem residents are the real life orphan-Annie’s when it comes to the Citi Bike Share program. I guess we are not good enough to work on our carbon foot print. But hey in a movie, lets fool everyone else that this might be happening in Harlem.
All I can say is, if the Citi Bike Share program is good enough to use on the movie set of ‘Annie’ currently filming in Harlem, then Citi Bike Share is darn well good enough to implement and use for the people living in Harlem. Hope Citi Bike Share comes to their senses and changes their locations. Hypocrisy will get you no where.
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