East Harlem’s La Casa Azul Friday Cinema Series in January

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.



One response to “East Harlem’s La Casa Azul Friday Cinema Series in January

  1. Hi HarlemGal,

    I am a loyal follower and enjoy your blog posts, and updates on the neighborhood. I’ve been living in Harlem for 3 years on 131st Street, and love the area. I’m a filmmaker and have a new documentary on Nina Simone about to debut. I am currently running a Kickstarter campaign to pay for the rights to Nina’s music and film clips, and wondered if you would consider helping to spread the word. I know many people in Harlem love Nina, and she played and hung out here for many years – all documented in the film. I interviewed over 80 of Nina’s friends, family, band members, fellow activists, and the artists she inspired. With the Kickstarter campaign, we have raised $27k and have 5 days left to meet our 100k goal. We’re offering people the chance to have their name be mentioned in the film credits, DVDs, tshirts, tickets, and many other perks…. Most importantly, to be part of telling Nina’s story. I’m including a link here, and would be happy to supply you with any other pictures, or info.

    The Amazing Nina Simone Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/422981152/the-amazing-nina-simone-a-documentary-film

    Thanks for your great blog, and all the Best! Jeff

    Jeff L. Lieberman RE-EMERGING Films jeff@re-emergingfilm.com 310-869-4686

    “THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE” A Documentary Film – Coming Soon http://www.amazingnina.com

    “RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria” A Documentary Film Check out… http://www.re-emergingfilm.com for dates, trailer, DVDs and more.


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