FRIDAY @ Maysles

 

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FRI 9/11 @ Maysles
10th Annual Harlem Int’l Film Festival

2 PM
MY LIFE WITH A KING
preceded by THE DANGLE

WORLD PREMIERE
My Life With A King
Carlo Enciso Catu (Philippines, 90 min) 2015
Harlem International (Hi) Alum

Twenty-five years after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo devastated their province and nearly wiped out their cultural heritage, young Kapampangans find themselves unable and unwilling to speak their own language. One boy, Jaypee, ventures into the ash-covered countryside where he encounters the guardian of their vanishing language, Conrado Guinto, the crowned king of Kapampangan poets.
Conrado considers Jaypee as a heaven-sent opportunity to pass on his legacy to the next generation,while Jaypee thinks he has hit the jackpot in finding the best person to help him win the affection of a girl in school. Both of them are in for a disappointment as their lives begin to unravel before each other’s eyes.

preceded by
NEW YORK PREMIERE
The Dangle
Michael E. Ravich (US, 20 min) 2014

The year is 1975, and Tom Ryder has made too many mistakes. This American spy is given one last chance in Moscow to prove his worth to the agency when Boss reluctantly assigns him a mission of the utmost importance. He must complete a routine exchange with a known enemy operative… But she is The Red Mantis, the world’s greatest mercenary, and she has plans of her own.

FRI 9/11 @ Maysles
10th Annual Harlem Int’l Film Festival

4 PM
Freedom Stories
US PREMIERE
Freedom Stories
Steve Thomas (Australia, 99 min) 2015
Harlem International (Hi) Alum

Presenting a welcome respite from the political cacophony that invariably accompanies discussions of asylum seekers and refugees, FREEDOM STORIES takes a considered look at the lives and achievements of former ‘boat people’ who have spent the last decade making Australia their home. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Steve Thomas (Hope), some of the documentaries participants were just children when they arrived from the Middle East around 2001 seeking asylum.

preceded by
Ethnic Cleansing In Burma
Kevin McKiernan (Burma, 17 min) 2014

This is the story of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Burma, where sectarian violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims has marred efforts to transition from military dictatorship to democracy. The film mixes news accounts with on-the-spot interviews with victims and with the radical monk Ashin Wirathu, who has been charged with inciting the violence that has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Muslims since 2012.

6 PM
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon
Erin Yanke, Jodi Darby, Julie Perini (US, 84 min) 2015

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon provides a historical and political analysis of the role of the police in contemporary society and the history of policing in the United States. It provides a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland with its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, gentrification practices, and policing along lines of race and class. It serves to uncover Portland’s unique history of police relations and community response.

WORLD PREMIERE
Black
Daniel Aguilar (US, 1 min) 2014

A compilation of black art set to song lyrics from the underground Miami hip-hop song ‘Evil that men do’ as performed by artist Society (Markus Effinger).

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

and
Call Me Joe
Nick Roberts (US, 25 min) 2015
Youth

Call Me Joe’ is a short documentary short that investigates education in the prison system and its impact on inmates’ reintegration into society. This film follows the personal stories of several incarcerated students at Washington State Penitentiary and Walla Walla community members.

8:05 PM
The Last Saint
Rene Naufahu (New Zealand, 111 min) 2014

Sometimes doing right means doing wrong.

Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails, three people enter his life – each with a promise – each with the power to destroy.

preceded by
WORLD PREMIERE
Unforgiven
Kemuel Charles (US, 6 min) 2015

Back in college, Calvin Stanley and Denise Davis were once part of a tight knit group of friends that did everything together.  But, one evening of fun and libations would change their bond – for life. Now, years later these two are the only ones alive. Calvin is on track to be Augusta, Georgia’s youngest mayor and Denise finds herself wanting to repent for their sins.  This is a story where friends have unforgettable memories, and secrets that are unforgiven.

and
Marvin
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Marvin
Mitchell Lazar (US, 8 min) 2015
Youth

Upon his release from juvenile detention, sent there in place of his older brother, Marvin must decide between forgiveness or revenge.

10:10 PM
WORLD PREMIERE
XeNation?: Consciousness
Moniere (Brazil, US, 111 min) 2015

Consciousness, omnipresence, spirit, love, divinity and God are words to describe energy that vibrates on the same frequency. This film explores that subject matter and what it takes to have peace of mind. Filmmaker Moniere and actor Marcus Patrick travel to distant corners of the globe to document sagas, gurus, Sufis and healers on how to raise the awareness of humanity as a whole, beginning with a single entity, you.

Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

preceded by
WORLD PREMIERE
January
Yaron Hollander (UK, 5 min) 2015
Music Video

An animated video for a short instrumental jazz tune. A room, a man, a street, an umbrella, an apple, a child.

 

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