¡Pa'lante, Siempre Pa'lante! The Young Lords
Iris Morales, 1996, 48 min
Join us for the second installment of our Studio Screen series, featuring a special showing of ¡Pa'lante, Siempre Pa'lante! In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women's movement for equality, the Young Lords Party emerged, raising a militant voice for the empowerment of Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as in the United States. Through intimate conversations with former members and archival footage, the documentary surveys Puerto Rican history as well as the Young Lords' political vision and legacy. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with the film's director, Iris Morales, highlighting her experience among the first women in the Young Lords as well as her work capturing the organization's history in film and the recently published "Through the Eyes of Rebel Women."
The screening will be followed by a talkback session with the film's director, Iris Morales in conversation with New York based artists Shellyne Rodriguez and Miguel Luciano, highlighting her experience as one of the first female member of the Young Lords as well as her work capturing the organization's history in film and the recently published Through the Eyes of Rebel Women.
Studio Screen: A Series in Collaboration with the Studio Museum in Harlem
December 2016 – February 2017
Presented in partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem, Studio Screen is a nonfiction film series addressing the on and off screen legacies of socially engaged cultural movements of the 1970s. Drawing thematic inspiration from two of the Museum’s current exhibitions, Circa 1970 and The Window and the Breaking of the Window, the selected films highlight the chosen methods and leaders people turn to when everyday injustices move them to protest. Each screening will be followed by a talkback session featuring local community organizers which will serve as a space for intergenerational reflection on contemporary protest practices and the ways history is present in all that we do.
All audience members must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled
showtime in order to be guaranteed a seat.
All proceeds from the screenings will support the work of Maysles Cinema, at the MDC, a not for profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action.