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The Talk – Race in America

AFROPUNK & The Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center Present:

The Talk – Race in America

Advancing ticketing for the Talk is sold out but there will be some
additional tickets available at the door starting one hour before
showtime. All advance ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes before
showtime to be guaranteed a seat.

Sam Pollard, 2017, 120 min

The Talk – Race in America - a documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. The film profiles, Dr. Christi Griffin, Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and retired New York police officer, Kenya Barris, creator/executive producer of Peabody Award-winning ABC series black-ish; Nas, musician/activist, Rosie Perez, actor/director, activist, John Singleton, director/screenwriter/producer; and Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist. Geeta Gandbhir, Shola Lynch, One9, Erik Parker, Llewellyn M. Smith and Jennifer Maytorena Taylor are the segment producers. Sam Pollard is the director and supervising producer. Julie Anderson is the producer and executive producer.

Post-screening Q&A with director Sam Pollard, the Talk subject and retired NYPD Sergeant Trevena Garel, and David Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy for Young Men, moderated by writer and Harlem parent Stacy Parker Le Melle. 

This program is part of AFROPUNK The Takeover - Harlem which takes place Tuesday, February 21st - Saturday, February 25th. Co-produced by Harlem Stage and presented in association with a host of legendary Harlem venues, AFROPUNK commemorates Black History Month by celebrating African-American culture and engaging with contemporary thought and issues, in the New York neighborhood that’s been central to the black American experience for well over a century. AFROPUNK The Takeover - Harlem presents a week-long series of events featuring live musical performances, film screenings, comedy shows, jam sessions and frank discussions on identity, art and protest.

Later Event: February 28