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Sunday, July 17, 2016, at St. Nicholas Park, Harlem, St. Nicholas Ave & 135th Street., with the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival
Within Our Gates Live Remix by DJ Spooky AKA Paul Miller
Directed by Oscar Micheaux, 79 Min., USAFeatured on the new PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA DVD, Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates is the earliest surviving feature film by an African-American director. This drama tells the story of Sylvia Landry who attempts to raise money for an elementary school to serve the black community. In this film, Micheaux’s staging of a lynching is startling in its bluntness and speaks to the director’s fearlessness and willingness to address taboo subject matter. Within Our Gates is a landmark achievement of independent film and one of the cornerstones of the forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray series Pioneers of African-American Cinema, from Kino Classics. The film will be released with a New musical score composed by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky.Live Music: DJ Spooky AKA Paul Miller
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine. Miller’s art has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013.
The Festival continues until August – Music 7pm, Film 8pm (unless otherwise noted)