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Union Square Awards
Support provided in part by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center,


The New York State Council on the Arts,

Union Square Awards
and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The box office is open for advance ticket purchases Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 12 - 6 pm, and one hour before the start of all events until they end. If the door is locked during these hours, knock on the store front window. Credit cards now accepted at the Box Office. Tickets $10 suggested donation, unless otherwise noted.
Ticket-holders arriving 15 minutes before showtime are guaranteed a seat inside the theater. Overflow seating available for sold out shows.
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Our Cinema and one of our restrooms are handicap accessible. Feel free to call the Box Office at (212) 537-6843 if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Aug. 9th,
  The Fatherhood Image Film Festival
Born of the principles of Each One Teach One. The men in the world's most important jobs are trained. Every job except Fatherhood. His image is important if we hope for involved and focused fathers. This is the key to the future.
For more information on all the festival locations and events throughout the city, to purchase tickets and contact the festival organizers please go to the festival website.

Aug. 11th
at 12:00 pm

  Friday, August 9th, 5:00 pm
Sins of My Father

Nicolas Entel, 2009, 94 min
This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In Nicolas Entel's film Sebastian tells of his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's enemy number one. He tells of times of extraordinary luxury and extravagance, and other times on the run. And Sebastian and his widow open the family vaults to share their private and long hidden archives. But this is also the story of two of Escobar's most prominent victims, the Minister of Justice and a politician about to be elected President of Colombia, as told by their sons. They were among hundreds that Escobar had killed in the 1980's. The film follows Sebastian as he tries to break the cycle of revenge and assassination by seeking reconciliation with the sons of his father's victims.

Robert Cicchini, 2012, 120 min
A father and son retrace the 1,000-mile Marquette/Joliet journey from the top of Michigan down to the Mississippi in St Louis. Based on a true story, they encountered storms, exhaustion and eventually they encountered each other.

Panel discussion to follow screening.

Sunday, August 11th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Fatherhood Image Film Festival will share their wealth of film knowledge with up to 50 Fathers & Filmmakers who are interested in making their own films in this free workshop, "Introduction to Digital Media." The workshop will include the following components. "The Story," "Production," "Recording Your Environment," "Coverage & Capture," "Pick-ups and Re-Coverage," "Marketing Yourself," "Distribution," "Media Careers" and "Questions and Answers."

To register for this workshop and find out more information please go to

Sept. 16th,
  Documentary in Bloom
Curated by Livia Bloom
**U.S. Theatrical Premiere**
Price of Gold
Sept. 22nd
at 7:30 pm

Full week Run!

  Price of Gold
Sven Zellner, 2012, 86 mins
Gold: today’s most popular investment product. This astounding film is the first to document the illegal gold-diggers in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert risking their lives for a few grams of the precious mineral. While the speculative market value of gold in the Western world holds little relation to any tangible yardstick, the film describes in very direct and stark images what it means to prospect for gold by hand, in brutal conditions eerily reminiscent of the California Gold Rush during the late 19th- century. In amazingly intimate shots, Sven Zellner shows us the people at the other end of the world who pay the real price of gold.

“The setting is the Gobi Desert, a barren, golden landscape where desperate Mongolian nomads, known as “ninjas,” search for leftover gold veins that the giant international mining companies might have overlooked when they swept through the area years ago. The equipment is crude. The language is foul. They treat women (there is one female cook) like chattel, and each other like dirt. Sven Zellner, an accomplished photographer, spent years earning the trust of this scrappy group, which he follows into the claustrophobic shafts and the cramped quarters of the makeshift tent. His cinematography is breathtaking, and he drives home the inherent dangers of this illegal trade.” —Gayle MacDonald, The Globe and Mail

The Maysles Cinema is located at:
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets)