The American Experiment ~ Maysles Cinema

Image via Maysles Cinema ~ The American Experiment: Field Niggas

The film series, The American Experiment pays tribute to, and celebrates, Maysles Documentary Center’s (MDC) 10th Anniversary, and kicks-off the New Year as part of the 2019 line up.

MDC describes this series as being about the search for voice and true expression.  Four of the films include The Truth is Out There; Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Shakedown, a story of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis, owned and operated by women; and one that caught our eye because of its proximity to all of us ~ Field Niggas, a documentary chronicling summer nights spent at the intersection of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem (trailer on this page).

With a mission of being dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action, engage diverse communities in creative self-expression, communicating ideas and advocating needs, it looks like MDC is off to a great start this year.

In addition, Maysles Cinema and the Museum of the City of New York are co-presenting the screening of the film Made In Harlem: Class of ’68,  The screening, which will take place at the museum on March 14, 2019, is part of the Museum’s New York Activism on Film series, which delves into stories of social activism in New York City, inspired by the museum’s Activist: New York exhibition. During this time in history, the Young Lords occupied the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church during 1969 and 1970, a site that has been in the news when considered for Landmark Status.

Also part of the museum’s Activism on Film series, Art & Incarceration which will be shown on February 7, 2019.




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