It’s a reunion. A championship junior high school basketball team of 30 years ago gets together for their coach’s funeral. Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler), Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock), Marcus Higgins (David Spade), and Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) are now in their 40s. Most are married with children. Feder is a successful entertainment agent married to an internationally known fashion designer (Salma Hayek). Lamonsoff is in the garden furniture business; his spouse (Maria Bello) is stay at home mom. McKenzie is a househusband with his wife (Maya Rudolph) being the bread winner. Hilliard has the most interesting marital situation. He’s married to a woman (Joyce Van Patten) clearly old enough to be his mother. Higgins is the bachelor of the group.
Friends of the Maysles Cinema,
This week at the Maysles Cinema we get back to work with an all-star line up. Tonight at 7:30pm we show Soul Power, on the Zaire 74 music festival that accompanied the “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Performers include James Brown, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, and the Spinners.
Following the screening there will be a rare conversation with Soul Power camera operators Al Maysles and Kevin Keating. On Thursday, October 1st at 7:30 you can catch another screening of Soul Power followed by a panel discussion. This kicks off our month long festival “Congo in Harlem” along with a screening of Raoul Peck’s Lumumba on Friday, October 2nd at 7:30pm.
Cast Your Vote for Lumumba. Election campaign, 1959. Kalume.
Museum for African Art
On Sunday, October 4th, at 7:30pm, “Keeling’s Caribbean Showcase” will feature Stephanie Black’s modern classic documentary Life and Debt and Monday, October 5th “Docwatchers” goes 100% free with a mini-fest of Harlem made shorts starting at 8:00pm. The filmmakers will be available for Q&A following the screening. Continue reading