Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival
Through Thursday, August 3
Presented by Partnerships for Parks
5TH ANNUAL HISTORIC HARLEM PARKS FILM FESTIVAL Starting July 5th, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host ten nights of film at their 5th Annual Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival, "Through African Eyes & Prized Pieces," a free outdoor event that is held in Marcus Garvey Park, Morningside Park, Jackie Robinson Park, St. Nicholas Park and Central Park's Harlem Meer.
Films in the festival range from powerful narratives to topical documentaries and include familiar classics and cutting-edge works.
Wednesday screenings are programmed by the African Film Festival and will explore the rich African cultural heritage from dramatic films such as South Africa's, U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, an operatic tour-de-force that will make you forget all previous film versions of Bizet's Carmen.
On Thursdays, the festival will showcase documentaries and dramatizations programmed by National Black Programming Consortium, which funds African American and Diaspora film and video for airing on national public television. Included in this year's selection are 2005's Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and 2003's All on a Mardi Gras Day.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30pm & Thursdays at dusk.
July 5 & 6, Marcus Garvey Park
July 12 & 13, Morningside Park (113th & Morningside Drive)
July 19 & 20, St Nicholas Prk
July 26 & 27, Jackie Robinson Park
August 2 & 3, Harlem Meer,Central Park (110th & Fifth Ave)