Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Opening Night – The Recap

The 2017 Dominican Film Festival In New York's Opening Night – The Recap

Photography by Marcus Johnson Once again it’s on. The Dominican Festival In New York is off to a roaring start. Dominican film lovers came out in droves last night to the venerable United Palace to support the festival and the Dominican film industry. The festival’s opening film, Carpinteros, is now one of our favorite Dominican […]


Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Dominican Film Festival returns | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There is more to explore. Armando Guareno is intent on expanding the popular notions of the kinds of art produced and created by those within the Dominican diaspora. “We are more than merengue and bachata,” said Guareno in reference to the music most commonly associated with the Dominican Republic. “We are […]


Spread Love: The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York – July 25 – 30

Spread Love: The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival In New York – July 25 - 30

Lovers of Dominican cinema are about to get their fix on. This year’s festival is bigger than ever featuring over 70 films in various venues throughout Manhattan but mostly Uptown. The festival kicks off on July 25 at the venerable United Palace with the critically acclaimed film Carpinteros/Woodpeckers. In addition to the plethora of awesome […]


The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

The Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree In Pictures…

Photography by Marcus Johnson The swank Seawalk restaurant on Dyckman was the scene of the Dominican Film Festival In New York’s Spring Soiree honoring Dascha Polanco. Cinephiles, community members and elected officials were on hand to honor the career of Miss Polanco as well as to celebrate the festival, which will take place from July […]


Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


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 […]


02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

02/26/17: The N-Word Goes On Trial @ The Apollo Theater

The Apollo collaborates with creator Kyle Bowser to present Apollo Uptown Hall- Trial By Jury: The Case of the N-Word, an interactive community conversation to investigate one of the most provocative, polarizing, and debated words in America. This dramatically staged program includes a fictional case and the audience serving as a jury to decide the […]


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: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


2/7/16: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution @ The Apollo Theater

2/7/16: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution @ The Apollo Theater

Sunday, Feb 7 at 2 PM The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution The Apollo Theater, in partnership with Independent Lens & THIRTEEN, presents a free screening of Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length documentary exploring the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture and to […]


Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

Spread Love: C-Rock Is Now On-Demand

In the summer, boys leap from heights up to 110 feet into the Harlem River. It’s a dangerous rite of passage going back generations in the Bronx, New York City. In this festival favorite short documentary, kids stand struck with fear on the cliff’s edge while others taunt from the water. Some dare to try […]


Amy – The Review

Amy – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Amy Winehouse died four years ago today, July 23rd. The immensely talented but troubled songstress perished at the age of 27. By the time of her death in 2011, she had become the punching bag of comedians and late night hosts on both sides of the Atlantic for her disheveled appearance […]


The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – The Review

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Black Panthers changed everything. I mean everything. The Black Panther’s racial, social and cultural impact on this country and beyond is seismic yet little understood. Instead of the marching and solemnity that was a hallmark of the Civil Rights era; the Black Panthers were brash, angry and armed. The Black […]


Times Documentaries: Made With Kickstarter – A Harlem Mother

Times Documentaries: Made With Kickstarter - A Harlem Mother

BY Ivana Todorovic Jean Corbett-Parker shared the story of her son’s death and her fight to prevent violence on the very streets in Harlem that her son warned others about.


Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Fela Kuti was the African continent’s answer to Bob Marley. Fela was an unflinching and vociferous critic of Nigeria’s ruling elites. In fact, he never hesitated to call out the unjust and corrupt rulers by name on many of his classic songs. The powers that be in responded in kind. In 1977, government forces attacked […]


7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

7/19/14: Catch C-Rock & Dyckman Fireworks @ Word Up Books

Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.


Uptown Video: What Is The Paradise Garage?

Uptown Video: What Is The Paradise Garage?

Paradise Garage may have closed in September of 1987, but the legacy it left behind spans generations. On May 11, 2014, a block party was held in front of the club’s former home in SoHo. The street was spilling over as thousands paid their respects to the Garage and legendary DJ Larry Levan. During its […]


Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All […]

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