Posts Tagged ‘Film’

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 […]


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 […]


The Year of Hamilton

The Year of Hamilton

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Not too mention being one of the most successful and buzzed about Broadway […]


12/12/16: The Big Quiet @ The United Palace

12/12/16: The Big Quiet @ The United Palace

On the evening of Monday, Dec. 12th, The Big Quiet is coming to the United Palace. Celebrating unity in a divided time, 3000 people will join together in a mass meditation and sound experience facilitated by a 10 person team, followed by string musicians, acoustic acts, the cosmic drum, a powerful choir and live DJs. […]


This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

This Afro-Brazilian Ballerina’s Journey From Rio to Harlem Is the Uplifting Short Film You Need | Remezcla

By Manuel Betancourt Auditions are terrifying. As a performer, everything can hinge on a few moments on a stage in front of strangers that’ll be quick to judge your every move. It can be a paralyzing moment for many. It can lead you to think back to where it all began and how far you’ve […]


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 […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Reawaken Wonder @ The United Palace

Indiegogo Spotlight: Reawaken Wonder @ The United Palace

A Word From The United Palace Overview We believe in the magic of moviegoing. Sure, you can watch any movie, anytime at home or on your phone. But that is not going to a movie. It’s different at our 86-year-old theatre. breathtaking architecture. Pre- and post-show entertainment. An audience that often dresses in costume. And […]


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” […]


‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup | Variety

By Gordon Cox Lin-Manuel Miranda is standing in the graveyard behind Trinity Church, just a few feet from where Alexander Hamilton is buried. On the 212th anniversary of Hamilton’s death, the playwright has come to this place, situated among the skyscrapers in Manhattan’s financial district, to commemorate the American founding father who inspired his Tony-winning, smash-hit, […]


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 […]


Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


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 […]


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 Video: That’s So New York – The United Palace Theater

Uptown Video: That's So New York - The United Palace Theater

The United Palace Theater, one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theaters of the 1920s, is a sight to behold. To enter it is to be whisked away to a different time and place. It’s sheer opulence and beautifully maintained elegance are almost intoxicating. With that said, check out the awesome video by NYC Media on […]


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 […]


12/20/15: A Miracle On 34th Street @ The United Palace

12/20/15: A Miracle On 34th Street @ The United Palace

Miracle on 34th Street Sunday, December 20, 2015, 04:00pm The Women of Fox Film Festival Doors open at 4pm; Pre-show entertainment at 5pm; movie at 5:30pm. Pre-show caroling Intro by New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick and classic film blogger Will McKinley Where a tuxedo or gown and get in for free! Tickets: $10 […]


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 […]


9/19/15: The Official Latino Short Film Festival

9/19/15: The Official Latino Short Film Festival

The Official Latino Film Festival is a One-Day Event on Sept. 19, taking place at the Poet’s Den Theater ((309 East 108th St.) from 12pm – 10pm. The festival will showcase 50 films produced and directed by American Latino filmmakers from all over the United States. The event’s mission aims to assist in recognizing and […]


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 […]

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