Studio Screen:
A Series in Collaboration with the Studio Museum in Harlem


December 2017 – February 2018
at The Maysles Cinema

This series is the second installment of the annual Studio Museum partnership with Maysles Cinema. Now in its second year, 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. This year's selection of films explores the boundary between documentary and narrative filmmaking, and is thematically inspired by The Studio Museum in Harlem's exhibition, Fictions—a survey of recent work by nineteen emerging artists working to imagine and reimagine history and identity through visual practice. 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.


Strong Island

Sunday, December 17th, 4:00pm

The screening will be followed by a talkback session with producer Joslyn Barnes and visual artist Kalen Na’il Roach, who will discuss the filmmaking process, the relationship between archival material and memory, and Strong Island's investigations of historic understandings of justice.

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Seven Songs for Malcolm X & The Last Angel of History



Sunday, January 21st, 4:00pm

Conversation with Blake Myers, a NYC based artist whose work spans the disciplines of sculpture, installation, and photography, to follow screening.



Sunday, February 18th, 4:00pm
Post-screening speakers include Louise Greaves, William Greaves’ widow, and the president of William Greaves Productions, David Greaves, his son who helped him edit Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, and visual artist Aisha Cousins.