our 2014-15 season, back at MIST Harlem, Creatively Speaking offers visual
imaginings of women and people of color from across the globe providing an
alternative approach to “Columbus Day”. Creatively Speaking programs
enlighten, challenge and engage audiences interested in seeing enriched,
realistic images of ourselves. Join us for a weekend of great films, lively
conversation and live music!
Here’s a sampling of our weekend
showings: Friday, October 10th at 7pm, the U.S. Premiere of The
Black Moses: The L.O.Pindling Story by Travolta Cooper (2014). This docu-drama follows the life of the first Prime
Minister of the Bahamas, L.O. Pindling, leading his nation to political and
economic sovereignty in 1967. Acclaimed actor Dennis Haysbert offers a chilling
performance as the enigmatic Prime Minister himself. Followed by Q&A with the
filmmaker and reception to follow with live Bahamian music!
On Saturday, October 11th at 2pm we present the documentary Harvest of Empire: The Untold
Story of Latinos in America by W. Thompson-Marquez, P. Getzels and E.
Lopez (2012). Based on the groundbreaking book
by award-winning journalist Juan González, HARVEST OF EMPIRE looks at the role
U.S. economic and military playedin triggering an unprecedented wave of migration. The film unveils the
human stories behind the headlines, unknown to most U.S. citizens. Co-presented with Third World Newsreel.
Followed by Q&A panel with Denis Butkus, actor/activist, performer in the
current play Juarez: The Documentary
Mythology and Margarita Gutman, Professor of International Affairs and
Urban Studies, The New School.
For the full program schedule and to purchase tickets, please follow us
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Series or on Twitter @CreativeSpFilm.
At MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10016.