Jazzmobile and The Friends of Morningside Park Present: Morningside Park

Morningside Drive @ 113th Street


7:00pm Music:

Jazzmobile Presents: Will Calhoun (Live Jazz)


8:30pm Screening:

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

Dir. Charlotte Zwerin, 1988, 90 min.

Filmmakers Bruce Ricker and Charlotte Zwerin utilize Michael and Christian Blackwood's 1968 footage of modern jazz innovator, Thelonious Monk, to create a singular portrait of this Jazz master's life both onstage and off. Charlotte Zwerin brings her editing genius (Gimme Shelter, Salesman) to the fore as she weaves new interviews, archival photos and music through the Blackwoods' verité footage to deliver a comprehensive biography while maintaining the open, meditative space that characterizes Monk's compositions. Of the films she made with Albert and his brother David Maysles, Al says, "Charlotte is gone now, but she is still the best editor I know of."


Teen Filmmakers Summer Film Screening

Monday, August 22nd

RECEPTION - 6:30 pm (refreshments will be served)

SCREENING: 7:30 pm sharp. Q and A to follow.


Please join us for a fun-filled evening of short films produced by this year’s class of emerging teen filmmakers that tackle issues like: Immigration *The Fight for Community Gardening * Racial Identity* Gender and Graffiti* *Bullying*


Please rsvp to: veebravo@mayslesinstitute.org


Saturday, August 27th, 7:00pm

Summer of Music: Harlem Outdoor Music and Screening Series

The Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

(Following Mount Morris Block Party)  

16-20 Mount Morris Park West

(Southwest corner of West 122nd Street)



The First Corinthian Baptist Church Choir



Rejoice and Shout

Don McGlynn, 2010, 115 min.

"Theologians and clergy members of every religious stripe may debate the existence of God until the cows come home. But as demonstrated by “Rejoice and Shout,” Don McGlynn’s documentary history of African-American gospel music, reasonable arguments are nothing compared with the power of voices lifted in song to invoke the Holy Spirit. Your religion or lack of one doesn’t matter. At some point while watching the film, you may feel that music is God, or if not, a close approximation of divinity."

-- Stephen Holden

The New York Times, June 2, 2011


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