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Films and Dialogue at the Schomburg


While many places screen films, none gives you a screening and the Schomburg Experience. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, the Schomburg Center will feature films and documentaries about the global black experience. Each film will be introduced by a notable personality. Afterwards, there are opportunities to "talk back"—live and virtually on twitter.  

Upcoming Schedule:


January 14: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

After the screening of Daisy Bates, join filmmaker Sharon LaCruise for a “talk back” with the audience.

January 28:  More than a Month

In collaboration with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Firelight Media and Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS), the Schomburg is proud to premiere More than a Month, a provocative new film by African-American filmmaker, Shukree Tilghman making his New York debut.More than a Month—a feature documentary that follows Shukree Hassan Tilghman, an African-American filmmaker, on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. After the screening, join the filmmaker and Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a discussion about the film. Moderated by Amanda Seales

February 11: Brooklyn Boheme

Brooklyn Boheme is an intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid-1980s through the ‘90s as told by writer, historian, and Brooklyn resident Nelson George.Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All events are free! For registration, go to or call (212) 491-2040.




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