Current Series


Uptown Flicks Presents

This monthly series features screenings of top recent French documentaries and verite films followed by a drink to mingle and share reactions!

Past Series

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Congo in Harlem 9

A showcase of films, exhibits, panel discussions and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

October 19-22 

9th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival

Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee
September 29th–30th, October 6th–7th

THEME: No. 8 of the 10-point party platform


Maysles Cinema Wednesdays at Nowadays

Documentaries, Mockumentaries, and Non-Fiction/Fiction Hybrid films at Nowadays, on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens. Every Wednesday at sundown, June-August.

Made in Harlem

A non-fiction film series for, by and about Harlem, and including Harlem-made films, filmmakers, speakers and subjects. Made in Harlem is sponsored by the West Harlem Development Corporation.


Studio Screen

Studio Screen is an annual Studio Museum partnership with Maysles Cinema. This collaborative film series highlights how film and contemporary art practices intersect and address the on- and off screen legacies of under-represented cultural producers. 


Smile, It's Your Close Up: 

New York's Documentaries

A nonfiction film series co-programmed by Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Museum of the City of New York, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question, “what makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests. All programs in series take place at the Museum of the City of New York.

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New York African Film Festival