Rooftop Films brings the power of poetry to the streets of Harlem with a free events based around this award winning documentary about lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories and show how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Rooftop Films will co-host screenings in East Harlem, Chelsea and the South Bronx. Each event will be a celebration of the power of writing, with a poetry workshop for teenagers, a performance slam, and a screening of the award-winning documentary To Be Heard. Presented in partnership with El Museo del Barrio, The Lexington Academy, The High Line, Joyce Kilmer Park, Mainland Media.
Saturday, August 13
@ The Lexington Academy (131 East 104th St on Lexington Ave., East Harlem, Manhattan)
5:00pm-7:00pm – Power Writing workshop at El Museo del Barrio (131 East 104th St. on 5th Ave.)
8:00pm-9:00pm – Poetry slam and music at The Lexington Academy
9:00pm-10:30pm – To Be Heard screening
10:30-10:45pm – Q&A with filmmakers and documentary subjects
In the event of rain the screening will be held indoors at El Museo del Barrio.
More information at: http://rooftopfilms.com/2011/schedule/to-be-heard-east-harlem/
**For young people interested in attending any or all of the free “power writing” workshops with the stars of the film, and/or interested in reading their work at the poetry slam, please email email@example.com.**