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Wed, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg: Broken on All Sides
Broken on All Sides is a documentary focused on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal justice. The film positions criminal penal­ties and their collateral consequences as a new ver­sion of Jim Crow. Join the Director, Matthew Pil­lis­cher, and other guests for a special talk back following the screening.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 9
@ 6 p.m.
Queen of the Gypsies
A screening of Jocelyn Ajami's Queen of the Gypsies, featuring Carmen Amaya. A discussion with La Meira and Ms. Adjami will follow. QUEEN OF THE GYPSIES, A Portrait of Carmen Amaya, is a feature-length video documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jocelyn Ajami. This biography is the first American film portrait of Gypsydance legend Carmen Amaya (1913-1963), and the most comprehensive video portrait of Carmen Amaya in the world. to date. The film includes Hollywood film footage and dance cli…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Award-winning works from the 32nd Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Award-winning works from the 32nd Black Maria Film and Video Festival Near the Mountain (Flynn Donovan, 14 min.), Same Stream Twice (Lynne Sachs, 5 min.), Lionfish Delusion (Quique Rivera Rivera, 4 min.), Bloom (Scott Stark, 11 min.), Bridge (Kevin T. Allen, 11 min.), Surf and Turf (Abigail Child, 35 min.) Total program time is approximately 80 minutes THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 3RD FLOOR, SCREENING ROOM. Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Art…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tue, May 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: La Isla de la Música (1998)
La Isla de la Música (1998) Directed by Santiago Álvarez and Ismael Perdomo. 43 minutes Screening with: El Alacrán (1999) Directed by Gloria Rolando. 19 minutes and The Last Rumba of Papa Montero (1992) Directed by Octavio Cortazar. 52 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
American Beatboxer Film Screening - World Premiere!
This documentary honors the evolution of beat boxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion. On the judging panel are Rahzel the "King of Noise," Parrish Smith of EPMD, as well as Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest. After the screening there will be a talkback with Director Manauvaskar Kublall, producers Richard McKeown, and Chesney Snow. Presented as part of the Schomburg's Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative, curated by Martha Diaz. Free! Regis…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, May 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: La Plena (1966)
La Plena (1966) Directed by Amilcar Tirado. 28 minutes Screening with: Plena Is Work, Plena Is Song (1989) Directed by Pedro A. Rivera and Susan Zeig. 37 minutes AND Sworn to the Drum (2005) Directed by Les Blank. 35 minutes Note: La Plena is being shown in Spanish without English subtitles. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 23
@ 6 p.m.
80s Altman: Popeye (1980)
A screening of Popeye (1980). Written by Jules Feiffer. 114 minutes With Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall 80s Altman series is curated by David Callahan, Principal Librarian, Reserve Film and Video Collection. Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 23
@ 7 p.m.
Films at Schomburg: Town of Runners
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes. The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life. Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Directed by Jerry Rothwell, Documentary / U.K. /2012/86 min/ Amharic, Oromo with Englis…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Tue, May 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: The Mambo Kings (1992)
The Mambo Kings (1992) Directed by Arne Glimcher. 105 minutes With Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Desi Arnaz Jr., Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Ordinary People BGLA Film Series: Lawrence Graham-Brown
Join Jamaican artist Lawrence Graham-Brown for a screening of "Rites of Passage/Sacred Spaces 2012,” his recent performance/film. After the screening, Graham-Brown will be in conversation with Steven G. Fullwood about his insightful views on art, politics, and public performance as a venue for change, expression, and liberation. Light refreshment will be served.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Thu, May 30
@ 6 p.m.
80s Altman: Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
A screening of Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Written by Ed Graczyk. 109 minutes With Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black This program will be introduced by Altman scholar Rick Armstrong. 80s Altman series is curated by David Callahan, Principal Librarian, Reserve Film and Video Collection. Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Sons of Benkos (2003)
Sons of Benkos (2003) Directed by Lucas Silva. 52 minutes Screening with: Hands of God (2004) Directed by Delia Ackerman. 54 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 6
@ 6 p.m.
The Fabulous Sabicas
A screening of the documentary The Fabulous Sabicas (2012). Directed by Pablo Calatayud. 82 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. The Fabulous Sabicas documents the vital professional development of the guitarist Agustín Castellón, Sabicas. Sabicas symbolizes the figure of the flamenco concert guitarist. He came to represent an era, performing and renovating the music to which he dedicated his life. This film brings together the testimony of important flamenco artists and scholars, frie…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Aventurera (1950)
Aventurera (1950) Directed by Alberto Gout. 101 minutes With Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, and Andrea Palma. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
80s Altman: Streamers (1983)
A screening of Streamers (1983). Written by David Rabe. 118 minutes With Matthew Modine, Michael Wright. 80s Altman series is curated by David Callahan, Principal Librarian, Reserve Film and Video Collection. Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Chulas Fronteras (1976)
Chulas Fronteras (1976) Directed by Les Blank. 58 minutes Screening with: Del Mero Corazón (1979) Directed by Les Blank. 28 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films at Schomburg: You Are Not Alone
Terrie M. Williams, mental health activist and author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting presentsYou Are Not Alone, a powerful film which explores high rates of depression among Black gay men and exposes the raw truths behind their devastatingly silent pain. The film is produced by NYABJ Award winner, journalist and national gay mental health activist Antoine B. Craigwell with re-enactments directed by NAACP Image Award winner Stanley Bennett Clay. Following the screening, ther…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 20
@ 6 p.m.
80s Altman: Secret Honor (1984)
A screening of Secret Honor (1984) written by Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone with Philip Baker Hall Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 24
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
80s Altman: Fool for Love (1985)
A screening of Fool for Love (1985) Written by Sam Shepard With Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger 80s Altman series is curated by David Callahan, Principal Librarian, Reserve Film and Video Collection. Program made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Zoot Suit (1981)
Zoot Suit (1981) Directed by Luis Valdez. 103 minutes With Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, and Tyne Daly. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #10
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will screen two works by Richard Alston, the artistic director of The Place in London, where the Richard Alston Dance Company is based: 1) Soda Lake, a solo originally choreographed for Rambert Dance Company in 1981 and performed by Michael Clark, with sculpture by Nigel Hall. In this videorecording, made by the National Resource Centre for Dance, University of Surrey, in collaboration with Ra…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
More Rarities from the Library of Congress Graduates of Fred Karno University The Missing Link (1927) with Syd Chaplin Love and Surgery (1914) with Billie Ritchie Total program running time 90 minutes Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model Syd Chaplin
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, July 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
More Rarities from the Library of Congress Forgotten Funny People Douglas MacLean Sweet Daddy (1921) with Marcel Perez Under a Spell (1925) with Alice Howell One a Minute (1921) with Douglas MacLean Total program running time 80 minutes Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
More Rarities from the Library of Congress Eddie, Peggy, and Clara Edward Everett Horton Horse Shy (1928) with Edward Everett Horton Helen's Babies (1924) with Edward Everett Horton, Baby Peggy, Clara Bow Total program running time 80 minutes Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, August 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
More Rarities from The Library of Congress First Ladies of Laughter Queen of Aces (1925) with Wanda Wiley Footloose Widows (1926) with Louise Fazenda Wanda Wiley Total running time 90 minutes Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Special Film Screening - In Honor of George Stoney
Each August, New York Film/Video Council honors the life and work of George C. Stoney (1916-2012) - a legendary filmmaker, teacher, activist, role model, citizen and a cherished NYFVC past-president and board member - with a film screening. George never failed to inspire each of us with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 -- to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Billy Rose Theatre DivisionAdults
Fri, September 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg: 4 Little Girls
Join the Schomburg Center as we remember the significant 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963 and honor the memory of the four little girls with a screening of the 1997 Spike Lee’s Academy award Nominated historical documentary. The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Spike Lee and Schomburg director Khalil Gibran Muhammad. This event is part of Mississippi Goddam: Commemorating the 50th A…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, September 14
@ 4 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg: Reflections Unheard
Filmmaker Nev Nnaji in her brand new documentary, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (2013), focuses on the marginalization of black women between the intersections of Black Power and Feminist ideologies of the 60s and 70s, up to the present day. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker and Melissa Harris-Perry, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, MSNBC Host and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes,and Black Women in America. Thi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In Screening Series with David Vaughan
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, will introduce and screen two ballets by Frederick Ashton from the Dance Division's Moving Image Archive: Enigma Variations, and Symphonic Variations, featuring artists of The Royal Ballet. SEATING IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Doors open at 12:30pm.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Directed by Charles Atlas, 2010, 55 min. This documentary provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed South African artist as he develops, stages, and directs Shostakovich’s The Nose for the Metropolitan Opera. This program is co-presented with Art21.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 7
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Meet the Scholar: Steve Massa
Film historian Steve Massa discusses his new book Lame Brains and Lunatics, which looks at overlooked and neglected silent film comedians.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tue, October 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
William Kentridge Norton Lecture series
Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century profile of William Kentridge Lecture One: In Praise of Shadows
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Sat, October 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Certainly Known Yet Hardly Shown
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Original 1925 version, 90 minutes with Lon Chaney, Sr. Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
William Kentridge Norton Lecture series
Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century profile of William Kentridge Lecture Two: A Brief History of Colonial Revolts
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tue, October 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
William Kentridge Norton Lecture series
Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century profile of William Kentridge Lecture Three: Vertical Thinking – A Johannesburg Biography
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Sat, October 26
@ 4 p.m.
Hip-Hop 4.0: African Hip-Hop Films
The Schomburg Center's Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative is excited to partner with Nomadic Wax to present an evening of African Hip-Hop film shorts. Nomadic Wax is a U.S. based social enterprise that produces music, film and educational events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues. Founded in 2001 as a fair trade record label and production company of African hip-hop and urban music, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand firmly rooted…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Tue, October 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
William Kentridge Norton Lecture series
William Kentridge Norton Lecture series Lecture Four: Practical Epistemology – Life in the Studio
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, October 30
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In Screening Series with David Vaughan
Films by and with Carolyn Brown David Vaughan will introduce and screen Carolyn Brown’s film Dune Dance (1978), her ballet West Country (Juilliard School, 1970), and two duets with Merce Cunningham, Suite for Five (1975) and the recently rediscovered video of Night Wandering (Stockholm, 1964), as well as other excerpts. Carolyn Brown is scheduled to be on hand to talk about her work in dance. The program will take place in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening Room50+,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, November 7
@ 6 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Certainly Known Yet Hardly Shown
TOL'ABLE DAVID (1921, 80 minutes) with Richard Barthelmess screening with THE FRAIDY CAT (1924, 12 minutes) with Charley Chase Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 18
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
The Line King:The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996, 87 minutes) Screening introduced by director Susan W. Dryfoos This Oscar-nominated documentary is a portrait of Al Hirschfeld featuring rare home movies, special appearances by his celebrity subjects, and interviews with his late wife Dolly Haas, and daughter, Nina. The artist emerges as a brilliant, delightful, quirky, and compassionate observer of humanity. Screening is presented in conjunction with exhibition The Line King’s…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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