Fania All Stars “Live In Africa” Featuring Celia Cruz Film At Museum Of The City Of NY

In 1974, during the heyday of New York City’s salsa explosion, the Fania All-Stars, a group that brought together several of the Fania record label’s most popular artists, were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Albert Maysles Was Obsessed With Being In Transit On Amtrak

The NY Post reports that long into his 80s, Albert Maysles always preferred buses and trains to taxis. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Stanley Nelson To Be Honored With DOC NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award

stanley-nelson-wins-awardOn Thursday, November 10, 2016, DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival running Nov. 10-17, will present Stanley Nelson with a Lifetime Achievement Award, given for his distinguished output of documentaries. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Maysles Presents A Grey Gardens Party In Watermill

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The Maysles Documentary Center, The Parrish Art Museum and Hamptons International Film Festival are proud to co-present a “site specific” conversation and excerpts from the cult classic documentary, Grey Gardens.  Continue Reading →

Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied At Maysles In Harlem (video)

tongues-untied_largeTongues Untied is a film essay by Marlon Riggs, a Texas-born African American poet, filmmaker, educator, and gay rights activist. The film, which Riggs describes as his legacy, celebrates black men loving black men as a revolutionary act. Continue Reading →

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“Iris” Iris Apfel Talks With Michael Henry Adams At Maysles In Harlem

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The latest film from legendary documentarian and Maysles Documentary Center and Cinema in Harlem founder Albert Maysles (Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens),