Current Series

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Uptown Flicks Presents

This 7 part monthly series features screenings of top recent French
documentaries and verite films followed by a drink to mingle and share reactions!

October 2017-April 2018

Smile, It’s Your Close Up 2: 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.


Past Series

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Studio Screen 1 

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.

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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

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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.

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Smile, It's Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries

A nonfiction film series that 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.

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.

24th African Film Festival