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‘Sing Your Song,’ ‘Chico & Rita, ‘Toussaint L’Ouverture’ at MIST Harlem 6/21-23

'Sing Your Song,' 'Chico & Rita, 'Toussaint L'Ouverture' at MIST Harlem 6/21-23

It’s a great looking lineup, and it’s presented by Creatively Speaking at MIST (My Image Studios) – 46 W 116th – in Harlem starting this Friday.

For tickets, visit the theater’s event page HERE.

See details below:

Chico and Rita 
By Fernando Trueba 

June 22, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Spain’s most famous
designer Javier Mariscal create a passionate, animated love story,
nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 Academy Awards. The
story revolves around a gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chasing
their dreams – and each other – from Havana to New York and Las Vegas.
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful
singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite
them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the
bolero – brings heartache and torment. In Spanish with English
subtitles. Special Q&A with musicians involved in the film.

Toussaint L’Ouverture
by Philip Niang

June 21, 2013 @ 7:30 pm and 10:30pm
June 23, 2013 @ 6:15pm

the first Black nation to wrestle independence from European
colonialists through armed resistance, Haiti’s majestic history is
revealed through the lens of its most revered leader, Toussaint
L’Ouverture. At the age of 50, he leads a successful revolution against
France bringing hard fought  freedom to his people and his country.
Director Philip Niang craftfully weaves the dynamic story of this
emblematic and universal hero in a comprehensive, two part drama,
keeping you on the edge of your seat. Talkback with special surprise

Kaleb (2012)
By Kervans Barthelemy
June 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm  June 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

impressive first feature film, KALEB tells the story of a Haitian
American family trying to faithfully live the ‘American Dream’. Those
dreams are quickly shattered, however, when their eldest son is
wrongfully accused of an act of violence.  The film skillfully explores
the themes of father and son relationships; balancing family values
versus peer pressure; and modernity versus tradition. As the filmmaker
himself states: “The film is a manifestation of my dreams and a
testimonial of my upbringing as a Haitian, seventh day Adventist. The
film reminds us of what’s most important: Family.”

Sing Your Song
By Suzanne Rostock
June 22, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

Sing Your Song is
an up close look at a great American, Harry Belafonte. A patriot to the
last and a champion for worldwide human rights, Belafonte is one of the
truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years. Told
from Mr. Belafonte’s point of view,  Sing Your Song takes
us on a journey through Harry Belafonte’s life, work, and most of all,
his conscience, as it inspires us all to action! With a special guest
appearance by Mr. Belafonte.

Dear Mandela
By Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza

June 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

WBAI/AfroBeat Radio Fundraiser

Destroyed homes, threats
at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to
stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the
South African government promises to ‘eradicate the slums’ and begins to
evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in
Durban’s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their
journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they
invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in a growing social
movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a
new perspective on the role that young people can play in political
change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

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