The Friday Nite Spotlight features Doug E. Doug’s memorable performance in this magical fantasy shot mainly in Harlem and the Bronx in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Award-winning three-time Alum Christina Kallas is back with the Manhattan Premiere of the final chapter of her “Gun Trilogy” in a night of tribute to Sam Hargress, the late owner of Paris Blues.
The New York Premiere of Ryan Dickie & Abigail Horton’s wild comedy-adventure stars Jason Selvig, Davram Steifler, Reema Sampat and Harlem’s own Kara Young.
In 2005, documentary film pioneer Albert Maysles founded the Maysles Documentary Center – an intimate cinema and event space in central Harlem that is home to an education program offering filmmaking opportunities to young people from the neighborhood.
Experimental Dadaist artist, Hans Richter, escaped Nazi Germany and established the first Documentary School in the US at the City College in Harlem. If you missed the screening at the Festival in 2022, this special event features several of Richter’s works re-scored by contemporary artists followed by a discussion with filmmaker Dave Davidson.
If you missed the film’s North American premiere at the Harlem International Film Festival right before it went on to win our 2021 New York Vision Award, or you just want to watch it again from the comfort of your own home, then now’s your chance.
Before Citizen Kane and the War of the Worlds, leading Broadway actress Rose McClendon and producer John Houseman convinced a gifted but untested 20-year-old Orson Welles to direct Shakespeare’s Macbeth with an all-Black cast in Harlem’s Lafayette Theater.