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03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York present a free screening of We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo as part of the Metro Mashup: New York Meets Havana series.  Stay after the film for a special musical Q+A with Latin boogaloo legend Johnny […]


Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Lights, camera… Inwood | Manhattan Times

Two tree leaves meet. They become lovers. What happens to the survivor when one is ripped to pieces? Find out at the second annual Inwood Film Festival. Designed to showcase and promote the Inwood community through film, the festival, which will include the aforementioned saga courtesy of filmmaker Whit K. Lee (his film is Leaves), […]


WATCH – The Obama Years: The Power of Words

WATCH - The Obama Years: The Power of Words

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) While the Trump tyranny continues to embarrass, usurp and defile it was with profound relief and satisfaction that I watched a screening of The Obama Years: The Power of Words at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem earlier this week. For that hour, at least, I could bask in the brilliance, […]


Spread Love: 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival

Spread Love: 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival

That’s right folks, the 2nd Annual Inwood Film Festival is going down on March 17 and 18 at the Campbell Sports Center (218th Street and Broadway). The festival focuses on films that were either shot in Inwood or created by folks from Inwood. The festival features short films, feature films, student films and documentaries. Get […]


Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Written By Brian Josephs Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro played at three New York theaters during its opening weekend. I attended the Sunday morning screening at the Magic Johnson Theatre in Harlem, the neighborhood where James Baldwin was born. (This was no grand writerly gesture; it was just the only theater in Manhattan […]


In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin wielded his words like swords. With minimal adornment, James Baldwin spoke truth to power as well and as forcefully as anyone ever. Part Malcolm X, part Langston Hughes, part Nina Simone, James Baldwin was an unflinching critic of America’s treatment of Black People. James Baldwin seems to have even more resonance now in […]


Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Ladies and gents, do you want to impress your significant other? This Valentine’s Day, do something completely left field. How’s this for next level romantic? You’ve heard of dinner and a movie right? Well, how about an intimate dinner on the iconic stage of the United Palace followed by love songs performed live by Nick […]


Uptown Film: Black Panther pens love letter to Harlem | Salon

Uptown Film: Black Panther pens love letter to Harlem | Salon

BY PETER COOPER “We don’t necessarily have to have something blow up in the first five minutes,” said Jamal Joseph. “We don’t necessarily have to have a laugh in the first 30 seconds in order to get an audience involved if we have a real representation, if people can see, hear and feel themselves on […]


Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York – January 13-15

Spread Love: The Best of the Dominican Film Festival in New York - January 13-15

Cine Art Entertainment Production in partnership with Univision, Columbia University Medical Center and Telemicro invite you to “The Best of the Dominican Film Festival.” This special presentation features 15 of the best films programmed in the last five years and will play between Friday January, 13th through Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Dominican Film Festival showcases the absolute […]


12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

You NEED to see this film. In fact, now that we are on the precipice of the Trump Era, this movie is more important than ever. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, 13th takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America it merely mutated. […]


Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Must-See: Experience RIKERS, Face to Face Tonight

Some are guilty. Some are innocent. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they […]


10/30/16: Free Screening of Juan De Los Muertos + Zombie Panel @ The United Palace

10/30/16: Free Screening of Juan De Los Muertos + Zombie Panel @ The United Palace

Sunday, October 30, 2016 Doors: 4pm; Parade: 5pm; Movie: 5:30pm; Zombie Panel: 7pm United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) !!FREE ADMISSION!! This Halloween, United Palace is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse. Guests can have a zombie makeover at the transformation station and partake in the annual costume parade across the Palace stage. Then they […]


Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Princes at the Palace | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi and Debralee Santos Photos by E. Abreu Visuals Lin is leaving. Miranda Mania was in high gear at the United Palace this past Mon., Oct. 17th. The celebrated star of Hamilton walked the red carpet before the premiere of the new PBS about the making of this century’s biggest Broadway hit. […]


Ava DuVernay’s 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

BY Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them. Many […]


Put You On: Throw

Put You On: Throw

Growing up in the violence ridden and gang infested slums of East Baltimore is hard enough. Imagine having to grow up in that environment with a speech impediment. Add to that a relentless determination to not conform. That was the unhappy life of Coffin Nachtmahr until he found purpose, acceptance and community in the “throwers” […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda Launches Fundraiser At Iconic Manhattan Theatre | Broadway World

Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his longstanding support of movies at the United Palace in Washington Heights with a $100K donation for a new DCP projection system that will produce a Hollywood-quality image. He will debut the new projector on October 16 with a screening of the original Mary Poppins, which he will introduce. The classic 1964 […]


Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My […]


Netflix Love: The Get Down

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]


Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

Spread Love: The 5th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

The Dominican film industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Serious cinema is being made in the Dominican Republic. The only problem is that many of those outstanding films never make it to the United States. So you either have travel to Quisqueya or buy a low quality bootleg. Enter the Dominican Film Festival […]


Spread Love: Catch Wild Style @ The United Palace

Spread Love: Catch Wild Style @ The United Palace

Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30pm doors, 7pm breakdance battle royale, 8pm Q&A, 8:30pm movie United Palace (4140 Broadway @ 175th Street) Tickets: Adults $10 online/$15 at the door; children under 17 not admitted https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10087561 The United Palace is taking you back to 1983 with the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style. Not only will you get […]


03/31/16: Maria Montez Screening @ Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

03/31/16: Maria Montez Screening @ Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center

In celebration of Women’s History Month, there will be a private film screening of Maria Montez at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center on Thursday, 3/31 at 6 pm. The first 50 folks to RSVP will be granted FREE admission. RSVP: RSVP-NYC@mariamontezthemovie.com Related: Maria Montez, The Movie – 7 Questions With Celinés Toribio


Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

Spread Love: The Inwood Film Festival – March 2nd & 3rd

That’s right people. The inaugural Inwood Film Festival kicks off on March 2nd. Boasting 25 short films, the film festival is all about celebrating and showcasing Inwood through the moving image. The pass for the entire 2 day festival is a steal at only $30. Get yours pronto before you miss out. Support Here: Spread […]


2/16/16: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on PBS

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, I am serious, it is an absolute must that you see this film. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by director Stanley Nelson masterfully tells the story of the rise and subsequent fall of the Black Panther Party. The rich archival footage and the superb musical direction of […]


Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

This award-winning documentary follows street-smart Ivy League students who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, where the population is 60% black. Their journey reveals enthralling scenes of Cuban life, including hip-hop performances, block parties, and candid encounters with Afro-Cuban youth. As they film, the young travelers discover connections between Cuban and […]

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