Harlem parents have come together to host “No Time for Hate: A Benefit Night for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema” in Harlem on May 20th. All proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a Harlem-based nonprofit that serves the LGBTQ homeless youth.
The event will be held at Maysles Cinema. Reception refreshments will be provided by Harlem restaurants Settepani and Barawine. Tickets start at $25 and go all the way up to $1000. Benefit tickets can be purchased by using the following site: harlemagainstviolencehomophobia.mydagsite.com
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Know any 7-11 year olds that love movies? Then you may want to tell them about Film in Action created by Harlem’s Maysles Institute. Film In Action is an eight-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, and to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual. The program starts April 21 and runs to June 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The costs per person is $200. See additional details below or go to Maysles Institute’s website to learn more.
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Tagged 343 Lenox Avenue, Albert Maysles, Entertainment, film, Film in Action, Harlem, Kids, Maysles Cinema, Maysles Institute, media, things to do with kids in harlem, things to do with kids in NYC, youth
Listen up! The Maysles Institute in Harlem will be hosting an exclusive event soon for its members. It’s one you don’t want to miss if you love Cuban history as I do (see blog post on visit to Cuba). And if you’re not a member, you may want to become one to meet fellow members from the Harlem and NYC area.
Maysles Cinema, which is located at 343 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128 Street, is having a reception for members only on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 pm. After the reception, Maysles Cinema will be screening the film titled Cuba: An African Odyssey at 7:30 pm. “Cuba: An African Odyssey explores the 300,000 Cubans who fought alongside African revolutionaries: from Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa. Cuba, an African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.” Click here to watch a trailer of the film.
As mentioned, this event is exclusive to Maysles cinema members and requires a reservation to attend. To RSVP email email@example.com and to become a member go to mayslesinstitute.org/membership.
Hope to see you there!
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Tagged 10027, 343 Lenox Avenue, Albert Maysles, Cuba, Cuban History, Entertainment, Harlem, history, Maysles Cinema, poltics, travel
In honor of legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ 85th birthday and the release of his new film ‘The Love We Make’, a collaboration with Paul McCartney, Maysles Cinema will present a very special screening this coming Friday, November 18, for one night only, of the director’s cut of the Maysles’ Brothers’ documentary ‘What’s Happening: The Beatles in the USA”. Along with this special screening will be a Q&A with Albert Maysles.
“What’s Happening! The Beatles in the USA” was made in 1964 by the Maysles. It is a humorous, freewheeling and candid account of The Beatles arrival in America in February in the mid-1960s. The Maysles follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel in preparation for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance to their equally frenzied homecoming.
To attend and purchase tickets to this event, click here.
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Tagged 'What's Happening: The Beatles in the USA', Albert Maysles, American Express, documentary, Harlem, Maysles Cinema, paul mccartney, The Love We Make
I received an interesting email today from the Paul McCartney Fan Club (yes, I am a huge fan) informing me that there is a documentary called The Love We Make, which is a chronicle of Paul McCartney life after 9/11. The email went on to say that the documentary is directed by Albert Maysles, a brilliant filmmaker and a long time resident of Harlem.
According to the Maysles website, Albert Maysles follows legendary rocker Paul McCartney as he prepares for the Concert for New York in the month after the 9/11 attacks, partnering with Elton John, The Who, David Bowie, Billy Joel and many more to Madison Square Garden for a night of musical healing. The film captures the legendary rock star and his desire to help NYC, the place were McCartney’s first wife Linda Eastman is from.
To see this film in New York City, there is an opportunity on September 8, but it is only for American Express credit card holders. If you have an AMEX card, click here for tickets. And then starting on September 10 at 9 p.m. ET, subscribers to Showtime to can view the documentary then and on several other occasions.
I just wish this film was showing in Harlem. Some of us might not get to see it. Not everyone has an AMEX card or Showtime.
Mr. Maysles, why not show The Love We Make at the Magic Johnson Theater or Maysles Cinema on Lenox Ave? This way Harlem has an opportunity to such a timely documentary.
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Tagged 9/11, Albert Maysles, American Express, documentary, Harlem, Maysles Cinema, paul mccartney, Showtime, The Love We Make
Reel Harlem, an annual summer event covering music and film continues. Tonight, July 13th, festivities are in the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, 148th St. & Bradhurst Avenue
At 7:00 pm hear the National Jazz Museum All Stars-a Latin Jazz Tribute.
Starting at 8:30 pm, see From Mambo to Hip Hop , a film that covers in one hour the incredible history of a community that, despite the odds, fuelled a musical revolution. From Mambo to Hip Hop delivers a terrific insight into the post war jazz and mambo era and traces the evolution of music from salsa to disco to hip hop. This is a story rooted in the South Bronx and it’s a tale told with both pride and passion.
Then Thursday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m., also at Jackie Robinson Park, the National Black Programming Consortium presents When the Drum is Beating. The movie explores Haiti’s complex past and present through the music of 62-year-old Septentrional, the country’s oldest and best-known band and the memories of its founder and leader Ulric Pierre-Louis. As Haiti disintegrates around them, three generations of musicians who make up the band struggle to go on and prevent this national treasure from being lost.
All of these events are FREE and brought to you by the Maysles Cinema and other various Harlem organizations!
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Tagged film, free, Harlem, Jackie Robinson Park, Maysles Cinema, music, Reel Harlem
The director of Changing Face of Harlem has informed us that there is an interesting film playing tonight at the Maysles Cinema, located at 343 Lenox Avenue. For one night only, see award-winning Freeing Silvia Baraldini tonight, July 6th, at 7 p.m.
The film is about an Italian national who was arrested in the 80’s and sentenced to 43 years in prison in part for her participation in helping to free a Black Panther from prison.
To read more about the film and purchase tickets, go to Maysles Cinema.
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Tagged documentary, film, Freeing Silvia Baraldini, Harlem, Lenox Avenue, Lisa Thomas, Margo Pelletier, Maysles Cinema
Mar 26, 2011 @ 12:57
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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Tagged Alex Gibney, Charles Ferguson, Client 9, documentaries, Elliot Spitzer, film, Harlem, Inside Job, Maysles Cinema, Things to do in New York, True Crime New York