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The Maysles Cinema and Maysles Documentary Center
are located at
343 Lenox Avenue
(Malcolm X Boulevard),
New York, NY, 10027
Between 127th and 128th.
Subways: 2/3, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th street

All screenings suggested donation $10, unless otherwise noted. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Our Cinema and one of our restrooms are handicap accessible. Feel free to call the Box Office if you have any additional questions.

Box Office:
Open for advance ticket purchases Mon. - Fri., 12 - 6pm, and one hour before all events until event end.
Check the calendar for event dates and times. We now can accept credit cards at the box office. (212) 537-6843
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Support provided in part by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center, The New York State Council on the Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For Sale at our Box Office:
Rezoning Harlem DVDs available on site for a discounted price of $15. Rezoning Harlem Website>

Plus more DVD's, CD's, and Cinema Posters, T-Shirts, and Totes. Stop by our Box Office to check out our selection!
APRIL and beyond at the MAYSLES CINEMA
FULL CALENDAR: Descriptions, Trailers & more!>

Oh Black jesusHomegoings

Jazzy Underground Presents:
A Luqman-Ali Mujahid Double Feature
  Friday, Jun. 14th @ 6:30 pm
Fried Chicken, Watermelon & Drug Dealin
Luqman Ali Mujahid, 2012, 31 min

Oh Black Jesus
Luqman Ali Mujahid, 2013, 46 mins

Documentary in Bloom
Curated by Livia Bloom
  Monday, Jun. 24th through Sunday, Jun. 30th @ 7:30 pm
Thursday Jun 27th @ 4:00 pm ONLY

U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Christine Turner, 2013, 58 min

Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, June 28: Post-film Q&As with director Christine Turner and the Homegoings cast!

Reception will follow the program on Friday, June 28!

Preceded by
Storycorps: A 10th Anniversary Program

The Rauch Brothers, 2010-2013, approximately 20 mins.
  Facebook Event
The Get Down Campaign's No More Stigma Film Series Presents
A Bi-Monthly Series on Sex, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Health Awareness presented by The GET DOWN Campaign. Curated by Kim J. Ford.
  Thursday, Jun. 27th @ 6:30 pm
Celebrating Ballroom History. An evening of pushing the conversation forward in honor of New York Pride Week and National Testing Day Awareness Event. In partnership with Global Network of Black Pride, GMAD, SWERV, Anti Violence Project and Until There's A Cure

Commentator & Host: Iconic Father Kamari Lorenzi – Miyake Mugler.

6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm
T.V. Tranvestite
Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, 1982, 60 min
The Show Must Go On: The Story of Snookie Lanore
Dir. Zachary Kussin, 2011, 3 min.

Evening includes:
Poetry By Sephology, The Lyrical Prodigy

Q&A with filmmakers to immediately following the screening.

Followed by a post-screening Mini-Ball featuring The Paragon House of GianMarco Lorenzi.

Special fundraising partnership with Until There’s A Cure® Get Down is partnered with Until There’s A Cure®. Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic. Fueled by concerns about the effects of HIV/AIDS on the lives of their children, two California mothers were inspired to create the non-profit organization Until There’s A Cure® Foundation in 1993. The Foundation was the first non-profit organization to create and sell a bracelet to raise funds for a cause.

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R.I.P. Bill Miles
(April 18, 1931-May 12, 2013)
Legendary Harlem-born filmmaker Bill Miles passed away this month. If you aren't familiar with his work click here.
Cinema Management Program!
A new program from the Maysles Documentary Center.

Dear Community Members,
Starting in June, the Maysles Documentary Center will offer a job training program in Cinema Management. Participants in this program will take part in tuition-free training and then receive paid on-the-job training. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and commit to the six-month duration. Admission is competitive and applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The Cinema Management training program is partially funded with a grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation and preference will be given to residents of Community Board 9. A map of CB 9 can be found here>

For more information, please contact Sasha Goldberg.
Application available here>
2013 Education programs:
Apply now!

July 8, 2013- August 16, 2013
(Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday)(10am-4pm)
More information and registration>

Documentary production program for students ages 10 to 13.
More information and application>

3 themed weeks of film, thinking and fun! For children ages 7 to 11. June 17-21 (Session One), June 24-26 (Session Two), June 28- July 3 (Session Three)
More information and application>

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Triggering Wounds

From Terrorizing Streets to Making Them Safer
Kia Gregory
"In its blunt retelling of Central Harlem, the documentary opens with Dedric Hammond standing in front of a Chinese takeout restaurant near the spot where he was shot the first time....
“Triggering Wounds” is like another candle in a sidewalk memorial. The documentary was produced by the Maysles Institute Teen Producers Academy, in partnership with the Manhattan district attorney’s office and with Harlem Hospital Center, where it will be shown to gunshot and stabbing victims...
One goal, said Christine Peng, education director at the Maysles Institute, is for those involved in gun violence to “not have feelings of retaliation in the moment.'"
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We're changing our name!
Maysles Institute is now the Maysles Documentary Center, www.maysles.org.

We are still the same place you know and love, only better! Over the past year our organization has gone through many changes. We have grown our education programs and now are serving more than 200 students between the ages of 3 and 65. We have expanded our cinema programming and are bringing to audiences as large as 650 people, the best in both mainstream and independent documentary film complete with inspired discussions with experts and film makers. Our new name reflects more accurately who we are, a center for documentary film in all forms--film making, viewing, education, and discussion.

The change will be gradual. For now, you will still be able to find us at mayslesinstitute.org and some of our materials will still carry the Maysles Institute name. Our address and location remain the same.