Perfect Your Harlem Swing With The Stars At Hampton Hills Country Club Golf Course

1-Hampton-Hills3There is a Harlem love affair with the Hamptons, from the Harlem In The Hamptons event that celebrated the work of Dr.’ Mammie and Kenneth Clarke, Russell Simmons held the Annual Art For Life Gala to the Maysles Cinema in Harlem’s film Grey Gardens. Continue Reading →

The 8th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival At Maysles In Harlem

black panther party1Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY and Maysles Cinema. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party and the buzz surrounding this historic milestone is electrifying. Continue Reading →

Pride 2016 and “Pier Kids” At Maysles In Harlem

harlem prideIn honor of Pride 2016, Maysles Cinema is pleased to announce, in association with Harlem Pride and Doc Watchers, a special screening of the film work of U.S. Marine-turned-filmmaker Elegance Bratton, including Pier Kids and an excerpt from his upcoming documentary Walk for Me. Continue Reading →

Your Child 10-13 years old? Come Make A Doc With Maysles Cinema In Harlem

Maysles Cinema.Our Junior Filmmakers Program is a fun opportunity for kids to learn about film surrounded by professionals at Maysles Documentary Center. Continue Reading →

The New York African Film Festival At Lincoln Center

FabriceMonteiro2014_prophecy-1_copyright-Fabrice-Monteiro-556x371The Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. announce the lineup for the 23rd New York African Film Festival, May 4-10. Continue Reading →

“Florence, Arizona” At Maysles Cinema In Harlem

497827f0-3f41-4a04-b6d3-fe4bc048ef45Florence, Arizona is a cowboy town with a prison problem.  Founded in 1866, this bastion of the Wild West is home to 8,500 civilians and 17,000 inmates spread over nine prisons.

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“Shake the Dust” With Fab Five Freddy in Harlem (video)

hip hop changes the worldCan breakdancing save the world? From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, who also provides original music for the film, we are treated to a fascinating look at how hip-hop is striking a resonant chord in the slums, favelas, and ghettos of the world and is inspiring young people to enact social change. 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 →

Summer of Music: Hustlers Convention At Maysles In Harlem (video)

hustlers conventionWhile largely unknown, the 1973 album “Hustlers Convention” is regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Continue Reading →

From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale At Maysles In Harlem

the bronxThere’s a postage stamp of urban sidewalk known by people of a certain age for having burned to the ground. A more recent generation knows it as the place where hip-hop was born. Continue Reading →