• Last Night - SAT @ 7:35 PM
  • Last Night - SAT @ 7:35 PM

SATURDAY @ Maysles

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Brown Paper Tickets at this link

http://saturdaymayslesharlemintlfilmfest.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets can also be purchased at Maysles Cinema before the show.

Hi Noon! @ 12 PM
Youth Program

My Voice, My Life HARLEM PREMIERE
Ruby Yang (Hong Kong, 91 min) 2014

A life-affirming journey of self-discovery and growth.
Directed by Oscar winner Ruby Yang, the film chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle and high school students as they went through six months of vigorous training to produce a musical on stage. A life-affirming journey of self-discovery and growth, their stories will challenge every parent, teacher and policy maker in Hong Kong and beyond to reflect on the way we nurture our young.

preceded by
2 x 4
Ismael Diallo (US, 3 min)

and
Mimi & Bobby
Margaret Gill (US, 6 min)

2 PM
SHORTS SERIES

Before The Bomb
Tannaz Hazemi (US, 23 min) 2015

10 year old Elsa takes matters into her own hands when Child Services plans a visit that could separate her from her 5 year old brother.

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

Home
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Home
Amelie Wen (US, 18 min) 2015

Lao Tian is an elderly migrant caretaker of an abandoned construction site. On his last day of work, he encounters a five-year-old city girl who has run away from home. Bie Pu explores the concept of homelessness across the social classes of modern day Beijing.

Love Always, Eartha
Marishka Phillips (US, 32 min) 2015

Early 1930’s in a small unrecognized town called North, South Carolina, a frail little girl is hopelessly abandoned by her mother…the only source of love she has ever known. She is left in the care of a sharecropping family who enslaved, starved, abused, taunted and molested her to no end.

In the nick of time, this little girl is rescued from her world of torture by an aunt, and moves away to live with her in New York City. Nearly twenty years later and against all odds, she grows up to be a roaring, amazingly talented woman known as EARTHA KITT! Committed to excellence in everything she did, she joined a dance troupe, toured and fell in love with Europe, and through song and dance became the newest sensation there. Despite the sudden success, in the quiet moments of her mind she remained continuously haunted by her past and always in search of the nurturing feeling of unconditional love she lost when her mother abandoned her.

Oval Room
Jeff Wyatt Wilson (US, 4 min) 2015
Music Video

Politically charged, witty, sexy… and raw this video speaks to corporate America and the great monopolies of the western world. Viewers can enjoy some infamous presidential bloopers while watching International runway model Gin Cooley perform in hopes of easing some tension before the upcoming presidential election.

US PREMIERE
Ride Or Die
Alec Tibaldi (US, 11 min) 2015

What do you do when your friends don’t think you have what it takes to ride with them?

Butterfly Hunter
Min-Yu Chen (Taiwan, 19 min) 2015

It’s a tradition for the family, the butterfly hunters, to finish their own pictures of butterflies. However, as time goes by, the environment changes and the forests begin to rapidly disappear, in turn causing butterflies to diminish. How can these butterfly hunters accomplish their own works?

Sacred Heart
Jennia Fredrique-Aponte, Sol Aponte (US, 14 min) 2015

When a beautiful woman finds out that her millionaire husband is cheating, she escapes to Paris for revenge and meaningless sex, but finds much more instead.

4 PM

WORLD PREMIERE
The Streets of Harlem: How Black Men in the Streets Adapt to Structural Violence
Yasser Payne (US, 90 min) 2014

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

This film project explores the lived experiences of street identified Black men, across several generations, in Central Harlem, NYC or what local residents affectionately call, ‘Black Harlem.’ This video street-ethnography, situated in the sounds of local Harlem Hip-Hop artists and other local music, examines how these men negotiate and adapt to a  breadth of structural barriers thus from their perspective, necessitating the acquisition of a street identity during their early years. Contrary to popular belief, the men were found to be hardworking, imaginative, hopeful and most importantly, resilient.

preceded by
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Love Yourself
Stephanie Gardner (US, 5 min) 2012
Music Video, Harlem Spotlight

This is a song about domestic violence from the view of the artist who felt the need to tell two real stories about people they know who went through this.

6 PM

NEW YORK PREMIERE
Even The Walls
Saman Maydani, Sarah Kuck (US, 27 min) 2014

Unable to say goodbye to their homes or to each other, the residents of Seattle’s Yesler Terrace continue life as usual, taking care of the neighborhood children and tending their gardens. But time is running out. Over the next few years, developers will be transitioning their public-housing neighborhood to mixed-income, mixed retail. While some have already chosen to leave, others are still deciding what they will do next. Even the Walls collects what evidence is left of more than seven decades of carefully cultivated human connectivity.

Hagereseb
Zia Mohajerjasbi (US, 38 min) 2015

It’s 1997 in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.

Inspired by the real-life stories of people from Yesler Terrace, the film stars Joseph Smith in his film debut with Natnael Moges supporting. The film’s cast is entirely comprised of first-time actors who live in or near the neighborhood, and it was shot over 17 days in Yesler Terrace.

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

preceded by
HARLEM PREMIERE
Seven Ways From Sunday
Robert Sickels (US, 8 min) 2015

Every once in a while, often when we least expect it, somebody randomly interacts with us in a way that forces us to gaze upon ourselves through the lens of how others see us and that can forever alter our perception of how we fit into the world. Through an innovative blend of documentary audio and mixed media visuals, this film compellingly chronicles a series of these unexpectedly startling moments of personal revelation, resulting in a powerful meditation on how seemingly fleeting moments of human contact can have profound long-term repercussions.

and
Restless Ones
Ali Javed, Saad Sulaiman (Pakistan, US, 6 min) 2014
Music Video

Baysabro (‘Restless Ones’) takes us on a journey into the imagination of a rag tag bunch of kids who follow their fearless leader into battle.

7:35 PM

HARLEM PREMIERE
Last Night
Harold Jackson III (US, 93 min) 2014
Harlem International (Hi) Alum

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

LAST NIGHT is a romance drama starring Judi Blair, Danny Gavigan, Benton Greene and Nedra McClyde. Sky’s (Judi Blair) last night is Washington DC before moving to North Carolina with her boyfriend (Benton Greene) becomes a whirlwind of emotions when a chance meeting with an attractive stranger (Danny Gavigan) tests her will.

preceded by
Sophia
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Sophia
Jaime Lee (US, 15 min) 2014
Harlem International (Hi) Alum

After finding a bracelet with the engraving ‘Sophia’ in her husband’s pocket, Sam spends a day to make sense of it before confronting her husband.

and
Chops
NEW YORK PREMIERE
CHOPS, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae: Turn It Up
Steve Nguyen, Choz Belen (US, 4 min) 2014
MUSIC VIDEO

In a futuristic world, a young man named Tiger does everything in his power to pursue a young woman named Tasha.

Music from the Strength In Numbers album by CHOPS
Performed by Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae
Written and Produced by Scott CHOPS Jung

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

9:40 PM
Eventide
Felix van Cleeff (France, Netherlands, 73 min) 2015
Harlem International (Hi) Alum

Two young lovers are making a journey through the desert,
not specifically going anywhere, in search of freedom.
She is very alive and energetic, continuously asking for his affection.  He is quiet, mysterious and non-communicative.
What starts as a time of paradise, slowly dissolves into a story of despair and the impossibility of love.

preceded by
WORLD PREMIERE
The Wedding
Anu Gunn (US, 18 min) 2015

Two lost souls, a suicidal prostitute and a homeless man, meet in an alleyway and make a connection within the most desperate of circumstances.

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

and
HARLEM PREMIERE
Teeth
Tom Brown, Daniel Gray (UK, Hungary, 6 min) 2015
Animation

That which is neglected, is lost.

Things of worth are often neglected in favor of that which might be more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, the things that are neglected are often lost forever, irreplaceable. This is the story of a man with a misguided and intense focus, which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Brown Paper Tickets at this link

http://saturdaymayslesharlemintlfilmfest.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets can also be purchased at Maysles Cinema before the show.