MAYSLES CINEMA: ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 2012
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Thursday,
Nov. 1st,
10:30 am


Suggested
Admission:
$8

  SPECIAL post-hurricane edition of the Film Voyagers series for kids!
A program of films catered towards younger children ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Subtitles read aloud by trained actors. Curated by Kay Dilday.
Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members to Film Voyagers programs, and $8 suggested donation for non-members. Become a member>
   
 
Back by popular demand, Maysles Cinema will run three encore performances of the Film Voyager Film Series on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help families pass the post-Hurricane Sandy time in an enjoyable and informative way. These films are best for children between the ages of 3-6, but both younger and older children are welcome.

Our atmosphere is geared toward young viewers having their first or early film experiences and kids are allowed to talk (quietly) get up from their seats and engage in the way that works for them as long as they show respect for others and their enjoyment of the film.

Bino and Fino

Adamu Waziri, 2011, 30 min.
Bino and Fino features an adorable sister and brother as they go about their daily life in Nigeria. Produced in Abuja, Nigeria, under the direction of its creator, architect turned animator, Adamu Waziri. Thanks to Adamu and his team for their generous permission to show Bino and Fino at Maysles Cinema. Suitable for all ages.


 
Thursday,
Nov. 1st
&
Friday,
Nov. 2nd,
at 7:30pm

Also playing
this December & January
  The House I Live In
Dir. Eugene Jarecki, 2012, 108 min.
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. With Michelle Alexander (Author,"The New Jim Crow"), Shanequa Benitez, Mark Bennett, Charles Bowden, Mike Carpenter and David Simon (Creator, The Wire). Directed by Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Why We Fight, Freakonomics and Reagan).


Q&A with artist Ricardo Cortés following the Thursday, November 1st screening.

Ricardo Cortés is an artist, writer, and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY who has created a booklet on jury nullification that he handed out in the front of the courts as an act of civil disobedience against the drug war. His next book, a history of coffee, coca leaf, and the Coca-Cola Company, will be released in December 2012.

 
Director Eugene Jarecki
 
Friday,
Nov. 2nd,
10:30 am


Suggested
Admission:
$8

  SPECIAL post-hurricane edition of the Film Voyagers series for kids!
A program of films catered towards younger children ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Subtitles read aloud by trained actors. Curated by Kay Dilday.
Priority admission for Maysles Cinema Family Members to Film Voyagers programs, and $8 suggested donation for non-members. Become a member>
 
Munk & Lemmy
 
Back by popular demand, Maysles Cinema will run two encore performances of the Film Voyager Film Series on Thursday and Friday to help families pass the post-Hurricane Sandy time in an enjoyable and informative way. These films are best for children between the ages of 3-6, but both younger and older children are welcome.

Our atmosphere is geared toward young viewers having their first or early film experiences and kids are allowed to talk (quietly) get up from their seats and engage in the way that works for them as long as they show respect for others and their enjoyment of the film.

Munk & Lemmy

Janis Cimemanis & Nils Skapans, 1994, approx. 70 min.
Munk & Lemmy is an award-winning series of stop-motion animation from the famed Latvian animation studio, Animacijas Brigade. Munk and Lemmy are best friends. Munk is a bear and Lemmy is, well something smaller and cute; a cross between a porcupine and an anteater. In this series of short films, Munk and Lemmy have hilarious hijinks, meeting an alien, a mouse, gathering fruit from trees and enjoying life. Although they emit noises, grunt and squeaks in Latvian, the films need no translation as their noises are universal. Visually compelling, Munk & Lemmy is one of the hallmark programs of Animacijas Brigade and it is through the studio's generosity that we are able to bring the lovable duo to the Maysles Cinema. Suitable for all ages.


 
Saturday,
Nov. 3rd,
6:00 pm
  Kenya Cagel presents:

Your Roommate
Kenya Cagel, 2012, 110 min.

A film about two roommates in love with the same man.

 

&
Sunday,
Nov. 11th,
4:00 pm


Tickets $20
at the door

 
 
Sunday,
Nov 4th,
4:00 pm
  A Maysles Cinema Election Special
(Keelings Caribbean Showcase is preempted for this Election Special and will return Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30pm)



Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide the 2012 Election

Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin and Sam Pollard, 2012, 80 min.
Hip-Hop Icon Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg has joined leading celebrities, political leaders and activists in the documentary Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide the 2012 Election. BET News has partnered with Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, producers of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series "Brick City," and Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Pollard (Slavery By Another Name and Four Little Girls) to produce the news documentary, which follows agents of political activism through the 2012 election cycle. Also features Brandon & Lorielle Broussard, the young activists behind "Barack The Vote" and focuses on grassroots activists in battleground states such as Tarsha Williams, Charles Perry, Pastor Jamal Bryant and others who take viewers behind-the-scenes as they mobilize the black community to vote in this year’s historic Presidential election. "You have to commend him for what he has done," said Snoop Dogg. "But he’s a Black man, so why commend him?" In addition to Snoop Lion’s impassioned plea for voter turnout, the documentary features an impressive, star-studded line up of Obama supporters urging citizens to vote this year, including Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Kerry Washington, Ice Cube, Common, Too-Short, Salt N Pepa and Warren G.


Post Screening Q&A with directors Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin and filmmaker and activist Joseph "Jazz" Hayden.

About the Speakers:
Marc Levin - A pioneer in the art of merging fiction and non-fiction filmmaking, Marc Levin brings narrative and verite techniques together in his independent films, episodic television and documentaries.  His Brick City TV series won the 2010 Peabody award and was nominated for an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.  His dramatic feature film, SLAM, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera D'Or at Cannes in 1998, received international recognition for its seamless blending of the real world with a narrative flow.  Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Brace yourself for a slam-dunk of a movie, in an in-your-face cinema verite-style that makes Godard's Breathless seem like a cartoon."

Mark Benjamin - Since the late 1970s, Mark Benjamin has built his reputation through an allegiance to film and television. As a director, producer and cameraman, Benjamin's credits include numerous independent films, eight Bill Moyers documentaries, six National Geographic films and films for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, TBS, and the Discovery Channel. Benjamin received his first filming assignment in 1973, when he shot in the Sinai Desert for NBC's coverage of the October war in the Middle East.

Joseph "Jazz" Hayden - Legendary, veteran Harlem based activist and filmmaker.

 
Second Coming?
   
 
Sunday,
Nov 4th,
7:00 pm
 

A Maysles Cinema Election Special
(Keelings Caribbean Showcase is preempted for this Election Special and will return Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30pm)

Electoral Dysfunction

Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer, David Deschamps, 2012, 90 min
While other films have examined narrow aspects of our electoral system, Electoral Dysfunction is the first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. Electoral Dysfunction opens as host Mo Rocca makes a startling discovery: The right to vote is absent from the U.S. Constitution. Mo then embarks on a quest to find out why the Founding Fathers deliberately left the right to vote out of the Constitution—and to learn why the greatest democracy on earth has a dysfunctional voting system.

Mo's quest—set against the backdrop of the historic 2008 presidential election—leads him to Indiana, home to some of the toughest voting laws in the country. He meets two feisty Hoosiers, Republican Dee Dee Benkie and Democrat Mike Marshall, who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House and represented Indiana on the Republican National Committee, has met her match in Mike, a savvy political consultant and former State Representative. As he progresses on his journey, Mo investigates the heated battle over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; critiques ballot design with design guru Todd Oldham; and explores the case of a former felon who was sentenced to ten years in prison—for the crime of voting. Woven throughout the film are sequences in which Mo meets reformers working to bring greater fairness and transparency to our election system. Among these are proponents of the National Popular Vote Initiative, who have devised a plan to reform the Electoral College without a Constitutional amendment.

While the dangling chads and butterfly ballots that caused the 2000 election debacle may seem like a distant memory, experts agree that America's voting system remains fundamentally flawed—and that in 2008 we merely dodged a bullet. In fact, a 2009 M.I.T. study found that at least 14 million eligible voters were denied the right to participate in the 2008 election. Will the next disaster strike in just a few days? No one knows—but if we don't become aware of the problems and possible remedies, there is no doubt that another electoral meltdown is inevitable.


Q&A with co-director Bennett Singer. More surprise guests to be announced.

About the Speaker:
Bennett Singer
is an award-winning New York-based filmmaker/writer with 20 years of experience. His feature Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin premiered at Sundance, was broadcast nationally on PBS, and is currently airing on Logo/MTV. The film won more than 25 international awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary and eight Best Documentary prizes. Described as "powerful and startling" (The Advocate), "poignant" (Time), and "brilliant" (Wall Street Journal), the film illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. who dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

 
Electoral Dysfunction
   
 
Monday,
Nov. 5th,
7:00pm
  Doc Watchers
Curated by Hellura Lyle
  Doc Watchers Logo
    Our House
Dir. Greg King & David Teague, 2010, 58 min.
On Dan Taylor's first day out of prison he had nowhere to go, and faced one of the most important choices of his life: to return to his past of drug addiction or to try for something better. Through a chance encounter the next day, he met Derek, a young Christian anarchist, who invited him to move into a new and very unusual community in Brooklyn. Called "Our House," it was an alternative to the impersonal shelter system, providing the homeless a safe place where everyone lived communally (and illegally) in an abandoned Williamsburg warehouse. Besides a roof and healthy food, Dan also found new friends, a spiritual haven in a makeshift 'prayer tent,' and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the building is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for their futures.

Post-screening Q&A with directors Greg King & David Teague followed by a reception.

 
Tuesday,
Nov. 6th,
8:00 pm
-
1:00 am
FREE!!!
  The 2012 Election Returns: Viewers Choice
Stop by and hang out with your local neighbors and fellow New Yorkers while we flip the channels (when you tell us to!) and follow all the TV news media election night coverage. We hope to stay up late enough to find out who will be the 45th president of the United States, Obama or Romney. And let's do hope we all know by 1am! And with 33 Senate seats, all 435 Congressional seats in all 50 states, and 12 gubernatorial races all up for grabs as well as the potential repeal of 3 strikes and the death penalty in California and same sex marriage provisions in Maryland, Maine and Minnesota there's a lot more at stake than the presidency. We'll also have organic, fresh popcorn all night long while we all chomp at the bit.
 
 
Friday,
Nov. 9th,
7:00pm
  cariBBeing Presents
3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Series

Curated by Shelley Vidia Worrell
 
Adolfo

General Admission:
$10-15

Student/Senior
Discount (With
ID at the Box
Office): $7-9
 


Adolfo
(In Partnership with St. Barths Film Festival)
Dir. Sophie Delaage, 2005, France, 43 min.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union creates a financial crisis in Cuba, Adolfo is forced to become a cab driver. Planning to flee the country, he realizes the importance of his Cuban soul in the last few days before his intended departure.

Barrio Cuba
(In Partnership with St Barths Film Festival)
Dir. Humberto Solas, 2005, Cuba, Spain, 90 min.
Potent emotions and engaging characters are the hallmarks of Barrio Cuba, a rangy, earthy item from the late esteemed Humberto Solas that strips away the tourist view of la Isla… This warmly human portrait of a society desperately seeking upbeat moments in relentlessly downbeat circumstances provides an invaluable cinematic record of a city that looks on the verge of collapse
   A testament to the resilience of Cubans in dealing with their social circumstances, Barrio Cuba, presents an array of needy characters struggling to find a little happiness to hold onto. The script regularly spills over into the kind of blood 'n' tears excess of the telenovela, but the success of the actors in gustily dramatizing a range of different types of desperation means that the film never becomes mere kitsch. All performances are strong, with Jimenez, Limonta and the young Ruben Araujo, who plays an abandoned son, standing out.
   Though Barrio Cuba never presses its political point, it is there in every sweeping panoramic view of Havana and in every cramped, dark interior. Every wall is peeling paint, and the sense of urban decay is tangible. The slightly sepia tone of the film cleverly plays against standard filmic representations of Cuba as a place of vibrant hues, suggesting that the only colors in these blighted lives are the ones the characters can generate themselves. Production values conceal the low budget. (Variety)


Post-Screening Q&A, speakers tba.

About cariBBeing:
cariBBeing is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build community through the lens of Caribbean cinema, culture and art.  cariBBeing's programming reflects the diversity and artistic contributions of the Caribbean including Afro-Caribbean Basin countries such as Cuba, Panama and Colombia and Diaspora communities such as Brooklyn's Flatbush, Toronto's Brampton and London's Notting Hill. Based in Fl@tbush, Brooklyn and founded in 1999, cariBBeing is the brainchild of Caribbean-American (Trinidadian) Shelley Vidia Worrell.

cariBBeing is sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation Today >


Connect with cariBBeing: cariBBeing.com | cariBBeing on Facebook | twitter @caribbeing

 
Saturday,
Nov. 10th,
7:00pm
  cariBBeing Presents
3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Series

Curated by Shelley Vidia Worrell
 


West Indies



General Admission:
$10-15

Student/Senior
Discount (With
ID at the Box
Office): $7-9

 
Trafik d'Info

Dir. Janluk Stanislas, 2005, Guadeloupe, FWI, 11 min.
In the twenty-first century, information is the challenge of all trades. In a dissenting district of a small island in the Caribbean who lives at the pace of globalization, the information flows in all forms and is dealed in every street corner. This despite the censorship imposed by the High Council, holder of official information. The militia of the Supreme Council is responsible for dismantling a network of opponents to this information directive. Jouwa, a young officer of the rebel organization must engage in full moon, an information capital. Tracked by the militia, he tries to escape to save the "Info"... After a frantic pursuit, he is caught by the henchmen of the High Council, but managed to conceal his "info". One day, it is found by a child belonging to an organized community, while a vibrant cultural knowledge, and fruit of the resistance led by the rebel organization. The "News" that advocates the right to freedom, achieved its goal.

Followed by Q&A with Janluk Stanislas.

West Indies
Dir. Med Hondo, 2005, Mauritania, France, 90 min.
This film discusses the freedom of the Maroons, explores an island in the Caribbean and the history of its people. In the age of slavery, men and women by the millions were torn from Africa to be forced onto slave ships and sold in public places. Despite this, there came new life. Since the slave trade, Africa has contributed to the birth of other significant peoples of the Americas, including the French West Indies. But today, another form of "trafficking" takes place: thousands of men and women join other immigrants to escape the unemployment and famine that oppress their home countries. Past and present incessantly overlap. This constant uprooting serves as a permanently throbbing reminder of the ship which sets sail but does not return. West Indies takes place entirely on this slave caravel, an iron skeleton of one of the greatest French factories. Reflecting the real-life journey, it delves into both the struggle of the enslaved, as well as the triumph of the brotherhood. West Indies shows that although there is pain to be felt in the darkness, there is always hope. It is the vibrant life and culture that has been birthed from the suffering that is the light which will lead the ship home.


About cariBBeing:
cariBBeing is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build community through the lens of Caribbean cinema, culture and art.  cariBBeing's programming reflects the diversity and artistic contributions of the Caribbean including Afro-Caribbean Basin countries such as Cuba, Panama and Colombia and Diaspora communities such as Brooklyn's Flatbush, Toronto's Brampton and London's Notting Hill. Based in Fl@tbush, Brooklyn and founded in 1999, cariBBeing is the brainchild of Caribbean-American (Trinidadian) Shelley Vidia Worrell.

cariBBeing is sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation Today >


Connect with cariBBeing: cariBBeing.com | cariBBeing on Facebook | twitter @caribbeing
 
Sunday,
Nov. 11th,
10:00 am
  Film Voyagers
A program of films for younger children ages 3 to 7, and their parents.
Film Voyagers screenings are $8 suggested donation, pay what you can at the door.
 
Suggested
Admission:
$8
 
Jungle Beat

2005, South Africa, 65 min.
A series of unique episodes that focus on a variety of animals and the rather bizarre things they encounter. Hilarity ensues as the animals face their awkward difficulties, such as a bee struggling to get to grips with an allergy to pollen, a giraffe trying to overcome a fear of heights and a tortoise breaking free from his shell!


 
Sunday,
Nov. 11th,
5:00 pm
  Kenya Cagel presents:

Your Roommate
Kenya Cagel, 2012, 110 min.

A film about two roommates in love with the same man.

 

 


Tickets $20
at the door

 
 
Monday,
Nov. 12th,
7:00pm
  Untold Stories From Africa & The Diaspora
Co-presented by New York African Film Festival, Doc Watchers & Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
  African Film Festival Logo
Doc Watchers Logo
CCCAID Logo
Roots


 
Roots

Dir. Evan Turk, USA, 2011, 4 min.
Based on the history of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, this animated short explores the ritual of coffins and burial as an unbreakable connection between the Africans brought to America as slaves and those who stayed behind in West Africa.


Twinkl
Dir. Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Martinique, 2008, 51 min.
In the seventies, whilst Martinique was facing social unrest, one man Robert Saint-Rose, a great admirer of Aime Cesaire, planned an incredible project: to be the first Frenchman in space. Thanks to the testimony of politicians, scientists and personalities of this period in time, and, of course, Robert Saint-Rose's family, Twinkl describes this extraordinary adventure and finally draws the portrait of a man, a dream, a society.

Followed by Discussion & Reception.
 
Tuesday,
Nov. 13th,
7:00 pm
  The National Jazz Museum Presents
Feature length and short documentary and narrative films for, by, and about the giants and unsung heros of jazz. All unpacked and explored by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's finest jazz experts and jazz musicians.
 
 
Jazz on Film: Tremé at 200

Set in New Orleans, David Simon's fictional HBO series Treme, now in its third season, picked up three months after the floods that resulted from the levee failures after Hurricane Katrina. Culture, which in New Orleans means a tight braid of music, cuisine, dance, visual art, and street life, is the primary focus of the series, as indeed it was and is the defining element of the city's recovery and renewed identity. On November 13th , the National Jazz Museum takes a look at Tremé at 200: October marked the bicentennial of Tremé, the New Orleans neighborhood from which Simon's series derives it name and among this country's oldest African American urban communities. Guest Davis Rogan (the basis for Treme's Davis McAlary, and a Tremé resident) will help consider both legacy and current events in Tremé.
 
Thursday,
Nov. 15th,
7:30 pm








  T.V. Transvestite
Dir. Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, 1982, 60 min.
Before Paris is Burning, there was T.V. Transvestite. Shot in 1982 by filmmakers Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, the documentary captures a fierce House of LaBeija ball thrown at a Harlem Bingo hall. "Lost" and not screened in public for over two decades, this rare film shows such legends as Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey and Sugar in a period before voguing and at the advent of AIDS.


Drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys leads a post-screening discussion among the filmmakers Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, and Ballroom Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Omni who is featured in T.V. Transvestite.

A Portion of the Proceeds Will Go to Art From the Heart www.ArtFromTheHeartnyc.org


"This is a world I recognize. It is just like my own." --Federico Fellini

"A real drop-dead, unvarnished slice of life." --Details.


Speaker bios:
Michele Capozzi uses his Master's Degrees in Law and Social Science to be an urban explorer and pornologist. He is happy to be born in 1946 because he could savor the "swinging London," end of the '60s, la "dolce vita" in Rome in the '70s, and the "fabulous" New York 1978/1983. His film Pornology New York (2005) has become a cult. He is shooting a documentary about his hometown Genova, Italy. www.bollezzumme.com

Simone di Bagno, painter, filmmaker, advocate, has produced and directed many documentaries for the United Nations on global human rights issues including: women, disabled, Palestinians, homeless, refugees, aging, environment and on peacekeeping operations in Namibia, Cambodia and Haiti. Simone's book of drawings, Nations are Us, explains the U.N. Security Council to children. His paintings have exhibited in New York, Rome and Mexico.

Joe E. Jeffreys is a drag historian and videographer. He produces Drag Show Video Verite, www.dsvv.tv, and has published widely on male and female impersonation in encyclopedias, academic journals and the popular press. His video work has screened at MOMA, the Museum of Arts and Design and London's Tate Modern. Jeffreys teaches theatre studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Kevin Omni has produced balls and fashion shows for over 30 years. He pioneered the sequel "Legends Statements & Stars Balls 1Through 10" (1989-2000) and the theme "Lifetime Achievers/Icons, Stars and Status Ballls' (2003-2009). With well over 250 competitive trophy wins, he is a Ballroom Hall of Fame inductee. Kevin is also an activist, ball historian and speaker for a wide range of community and college groups. He has been featured on TV, in books and documentaries including Wolfgang Busch's Flow Affair. He is a proud Board Member/ Public Relations and Events Coordinator for the "Future Stars" Agency and hosted a wide array of shows, benefits and videos as "Ultra-Omni Productions/Entertainment (aka) House of Omni. www.iconkevinomni.com
 
Pepper LaBeija emcees the 1982 Harlem Fantasy Ball Part 2, as documented in T.V. Transvestite
 
Friday,
Nov. 16th,
8:00pm








  The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest Kickstarter Campaign Launch Party and Fundraiser
The Life and Mind of Mark Mark DeFriest is a documentary that tells the larger than life story of an infamous prison escape artist whose notoriety and struggle with mental illness threaten his quest to be freed after 30 years behind bars. Mixing interviews, archive and animations, the documentary brings to life the story of Mark DeFriest's great escapes and details his struggle with mental illness as he fights for a last chance at parole.

Director Gabriel London is launching a Kickstarter campaign to complete the animations and editorial work for a film 11 years in making. Join us for a screening of scenes from the upcoming documentary with a discussion and after party.
 
 
Friday,
Nov. 17th
  HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT
To be Rescheduled Date, Time and Details TBA

   
 
Sunday,
Nov. 18th,
4:00pm






  Unseen Tears
Dir. Ron Douglas, 2009, 30 min.
Unseen Tears is a documentary focusing on the Thomas Indian School and the Mohawk Institute - Native American boarding schools in Western New York. Survivors speak openly about tragic separation from their families, abuse, and a systematic assault on their language and culture.


After the screening Tom Porter, Spokesperson and Chief Spiritual Leader of the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke (Ga na jo' ha la'y:gay), will discuss the film and lead a festive celebration of traditional music and social dances.

 
Unseen Tears


Tom Porter
 
Fri. 11/23
at 5:15pm &
7:30pm
-
Sat. 11/24
3:15pm,
5:15pm, &
7:30pm
-
Mon. 11/26
through
Thurs. 11/29
at 7:30pm

@ the Maysles
Cinema


&
*Nov. 25th*
at 4:00pm

@ the Dempsey
Center



  True Crime New York and Sylvia Savadjian Present:
Make sure to check out the great group rate available for purchases of 5 or more tickets to all the Central Park Five screenings, on Brown Paper Tickets!

The Central Park Five
U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Dir. Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns, 2012, 119 min.
Ken Burns co-directed, wrote and produced The Central Park Five with his daughter, Sarah Burns (author of the book "The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding") and her husband, David McMahon. In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the "crime of the century" and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice. An official selection of the 2012 Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals and closing night of DOC NYC.

NOT TO BE MISSED:
****Sunday, November 25th, 4:00pm****
@ the Oberia D. Dempsey Center Auditorium

127 West 127th Street (between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell)
WIth a post-screening Q&A with dirs. Sarah Burns and David McMahon and members of the Central Park 5, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise.

****Tuesday, November 27th, 7:30pm****
Post-screening Q&A with Yusef Salaam (The Central Park Five), Korey Wise (The Central Park Five), Angela Bronner (Editor of Uptown Magazine) and Tambay Obenson (Editor of Shadow and Act). Sponsored by Shadow and Act.


****Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm****
Post-screening Q&A and book signing with Director Sarah Burns.


Speaker Bios:
Yusef Salaam, one of the five who was falsely accused and convicted in the Central Park jogger case, is a father, poet and motivational speaker. He is on the board for the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.

Sarah Burns is author of "The Central Park Five: The Untold Story." Burns' research on the case was the impetus for a film, which she co-directed with her father filmmaker Ken Burns and husband, David McMahon. "The Central Park Five" is her first book.

Angela Bronner is editor of Uptown Magazine, a Harlem-based lifestyle publication. She was formerly the senior editor at AOL's Black Voices and editor at Source Magazine.

Tambay Obenson is a filmmaker, writer and editor of Shadow and Act. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

A limited number of First Edition Hard Cover copies of Sarah Burns' book "The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of A City Wilding" available at the box office. Sarah Burns will be signing books at the Dempsey, Sunday and at the Maysles Cinema after the Wednesday, Nov. 28th screening.

 
 
Friday,
Nov. 30th,
  Jazzy Underground Presents:  
7:30 pm
&
9:00pm

  Fried Chicken Watermelon and Drugdealin
Dir. Luqman-Ali Mujahid, 2012, 36 min.
Eric Jackson is an average slick talking teenager who works in a family run sneaker store. This particular neighborhood is best known for its Mama's Fried chicken, ripe juicy watermelon and it's potent and potentially lethal illegal narcotics. Deals can be hustled anywhere from back allies, apartment houses to shoe stores. This has allegedly happened at this shoe store and Eric is the suspect. These accusations make Eric a suspect for drug enforcement agencies including the FBI and DEA and make him a potential target for any rival drug cartel feuding over the territory! ...But Eric has a plan!


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

 

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

NYSCA
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.