Summer of Music: The Amazing Nina Simone

Sunday, July 12th, 6:30pm
Summer of Music: The Amazing Nina Simone
Presented by Maysles Cinema, African Film Festival, Inc and Reel Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

@ Jackie Robinson Park
(148th St. & Bradhurst Avenue)
Lawn Chairs Permitted

100% Free    Rain Location:  The Maysles Cinema (343 Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Blvd)

100% Free

Rain Location:
The Maysles Cinema
(343 Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Blvd)

(6:30pm)
Nina Simone: High Priestess of Soul
with DJ Reborn

(7:30pm)
JUST ADDED!!!!!
Dr. Sam Waymon & His Musicians

(Jazz and Blues Legend and Nina Simone’s Brother)

Sam Waymon – Keyboard & Vocals
Brent Williams – Drums
Mario Giampaglia – Guitar
Laurents Hollands – Bass (also Musical Director)
Phyllis Kee – Guest Vocals

(8:30pm)
The Amazing Nina Simone
Introduced by director Jeff L. Lieberman and Sam Waymon.

Jeff L. Lieberman, 2015, 110 min.
The Amazing Nina Simone reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate
interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one
America’s true musical geniuses. The film follows Nina’s journey all
the way to the South of France and the place where she finally found
freedom and traces Nina’s roots from her upbringing in segregated
North Carolina.

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Series

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Series

Curated by Nora Armani and SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Serie

Program of Shorts II

Doc Shorts Competition

Niro and Flicka

(New York Premiere)

Hai Afik, 2014, 30 min, Israel

On his 40th birthday Niro tries to reconcile with his father and wonders if he will find love or if he will remain alone with his music and his donkey for the rest of his life.

Q&A with director Hai Afik.

The Orchard Keepers

Bryony Dunne, 2014, 28 min, Egypt/Ireland

Two Bedouin women embark on a daily journey, against a backdrop of political upheaval, to keep their orchard, an island of green floating in the arid Sinai desert, alive.

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303390

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/84468915 (The Orchard Keepers)

8:35pm

Documentary Feature Competition (3)

Lighter Than Orange

(New York Premiere)

Matthias Leupold, 2014, 62 min, Germany

Ten North Vietnamese veterans tell about their memories of the war and Agent Orange as well as the struggles they have faced as a consequence of both.

Q&A with director Matthias Leupold.

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303422

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/72646787

9:50pm

Program of Shorts III

(Doc Shorts Competition)

Rooftops of Jerusalem

(New York Premiere)

Hana Elias, 2014, 8 min, Israel

Holy city, controversial city, contested city. That's how people talk about Jerusalem. But who is paying the price? While Palestinian youth are training Parkour on the rooftops, a group of Jewish boys, celebrating Purim interfere.

Bone to Brain

Rachel Greco, 2014, 20 min, USA

Meet Nicki Muller, a young woman diagnosed with bone cancer at age 13 and brain cancer at age 21. This thought provoking documentary explains the power of art and acceptance.

Q&A with director Rachel Greco.

Lingering Time

Ching Chen Juhl, 2014, 30 min, USA

The 60th anniversary celebration and reunion at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Alumni return with joy and sentiment to a changing country.

 

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303431

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2i0AXqjDrk (Rooftops of Jerusalem), https://vimeo.com/119080564 (Lingering Time)

SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival New York (2nd edition March 16-22, 2015) is a non-profit film festival showcasing socially relevant films & stories in response to the proliferation of violence & violent forms of storytelling.

The 2nd edition of the festival promises an interesting slate of over 50 films from 33 countries addressing a wide range of social issues. In addition, the festival offers industry panels on Distribution, Storytelling and Diversity Casting (with SAG-AFTRA), and a Masterclass with legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. For information and full slate of films screening at Tribeca Cinemas, and Industry Panels at The School of Visual Arts MFA SocDoc, please visit http://www.ratedsrfilms.org

Thursday, March 19th, 7:00pm

Doc Watchers Presents: 25 To Life

Curated by Hellura Lyle

 

Mike Brown, 2014, 81 min.

William Brawner kept his HIV status a secret for over twenty-five years. Now, he seeks redemption from his promiscuous past, as he embarks on a new phase of life, with his wife, who is HIV Negative. We watch as he confronts previous sexual partners and struggles to carve out an open and honest future. 25 To Life is a startlingly fresh look at HIV and AIDS in America. It tackles the tough social issues of sex, race, and manhood and explores the pains and triumphs of William’s life and those around him. His story illuminates the ability of the human spirit to rise above devastating circumstances and discover why life is always worth fighting for.

 

Screening followed by Q&A with director Mike Brown and producer Leah Thomas and reception.

 

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1375960

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564935423769432/

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/98164742

 

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Series

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Series

Curated by Nora Armani and SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York Series

(SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival New York is a non-profit film festival showcasing socially relevant films & stories in response to the proliferation of violence & violent forms of storytelling.)

 

 

Program of Shorts I

Docs Shorts Competition

 

Plundering Tibet

 

(New York Premiere)

Michael Buckley, 2014, 24 min, Canada/Tibet

Based on chinese mining operations we learn how Tibet becomes the victim of pollution and a target for disaster.

Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On

(New York Premiere)

Giordano Cossu, 2014, 36 min, France

Former Rwandan genocide killers and survivors must live together again and face the struggle of rebuilding life and living amongst those who may have killed members of their family.

Q&A with director Giordano Cossu.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/413880358788850/

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303345

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/119217945 (Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 Years On), https://vimeo.com/99806095 (Plundering Tibet)

 

8:10pm

Documentary Feature Competition (1)

Still Running

Wayne de Lange and Sven Harding, 2014, 5 min, South Africa

Still/Running' vividly chronicles how Wings for Life World Run ambassador, Pieter du Preez, overcame a tragic cycling accident - which left him paralysed from the chest down

All in Her Stride

(New York Premiere)

Fiona Cochrane, 2014, 55 min, Australia

This film depicts elements of Australian actor Leverne McDonnell’s life and documents her facing a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, with discussion of the topic of euthanasia and her death.

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303357

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRQu71DXyro

 

9:15pm

Documentary Feature Competition (2)

Truth Through a Lens

(New York Premiere)

Justin Thomas, 2014, 92 min, USA

This stunning feature length debut follows the evolution of Dennis Flores from Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger to local community organizing legend in the backdrop of recent social issues.

Q & A with director Justin Thomas and activist Dennis Flores.

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1303374

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/92417120

 

Mimi and Dona

The 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Presents:

Mimi and Dona

Sophie Sartain, 2014, 66 min.

What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable – she will not outlive her daughter – and finding her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a wonderfully quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family – and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family.

Q&A with director Sophie Sartain.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3GE5u3m-5I

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553808238231888/

BPT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1331503

Part of the 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

March 12-18, 2015

In venues throughout NY

For full festival program and information visit: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG