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See Line-up & Program at Harlem International Film Festival (Sept 11-15)

by Vanessa Martinez
September 11, 2013 10:11 AM
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For those of you in New York City, here's a look at the program and film slate for the 8th Annual Harlem International Film Festival, taking place September 11-15. 

The line-up includes the documentary The Prisonaires, Rob Underhill's Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till, and Kamal Robinson's action drama Fight, Dance, Sing.

For ticket information, head over to the festival's website HERE. We'll return to preview films individually that we have yet to profile on the site. 

See below:


New York Public Library
Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(corner of 135th Street)
(doors open at 6pm)
16 Acres
preceded by Shadows
Post 9-11: Fear, Anger and Politics 
preceded by Boston 2.50 and The Bully


Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
12 pm (Special Hi Noon Screening)
You’ll Be a Man / Tu Seras un Homme (France)
1-2:30pm Meet and Greet reception for all filmmakers
1:30 pm – Shorts Program I
A Strange Kind of Love (Hungary)
Baby Steps
Clouds (Australia)
Farewell Jimmy
Sita (India)
3:15 pm
The Prisonaires
5 pm
Reading for Winning Screenplay Competition
(Must RSVP under our contact page to be registered. Your name will be added to the RSVP list. You must be present at least fifteen minutes before the show or risk losing your seat. Limited seating on a first come first serve basis)
7 pm
preceded by Sufferin’ Till Your Straight
Q & A with the filmmakers follows
9 pm
Sex, Love & Salsa


Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
2 pm
Hide ‘n Seek/Sum-Ba-Kok-Jil (South Korea)
preceded by Empty Paper Bag (Iran)
3:30 pm
Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till
preceded by Breezewood
Fight, Dance, Sing – Harlem Spotlight
preceded by Nostalgia

Evening screenings at:
City College
Aaron Davis Hall
138 Convent Avenue
(West 135 Street and Convent Avenue)
This special tribute to the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Hip Hop features performances and screenings that highlight the impact the art form has had from its birthplace in New York City to every corner of the globe. All taking place at the legendary Aaron Davis Hall (seen in the classic film Beat Street) this is a historic night you won’t want to miss!
6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
American Beatboxer
preceded by Within the Eyes of Beauty
Q & A with the filmmakers follows
Special live performances followed by
1 World Under A Groove – US Premiere
preceded by Loco Motion
and Talking Drum – Harlem Spotlight
Q & A with the filmmakers follows


Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
(Special Hi Noon Youth Films Screening)
Leo, the Surveyor
One Does Not Simply Write on Money
Public Enemy #1
Remain Still
The Shingles
1 pm
Harlem on the Rise – Harlem Spotlight
preceded by Providencia (Brazil)
and The Lessons of Hayti

The Father’s Love – Harlem Spotlight
preceded by Happy New Year! – Harlem Spotlight

Bittersweet Monday 
preceded by Daughter
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

Four of Hearts
preceded by ‘Cell

Objects Attack (UK, USA)
The Bubble Gum Hit
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

Nuwebe/ Termitaria(Philippines)
preceded by Barefoot (Israel)


Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
12 pm (Special Hi Noon Screening)
The Passage (Panama)
preceded by Crisálida (Cuba)
and System Preferences (Russia, USA)
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

1:45 pm
Foreign Eye in the Storm 
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

3 pm – Shorts Program II
A Perfect Day
Boy in the Void
Daddy ABC
Kombra (Sierra Leone)
Sweet, Sweet Country
The Projectionist
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

5 pm – Crucial Screenings on Syria
Bread and Iron: The Struggle of Syrian Workers (Netherlands)
preceded by Not Anymore (Syria)
and Seed Story
Q & A with the filmmakers follows

Where Should the Birds Fly? (Palestine, USA)
preceded by Land of the Blacks (Sudan)
and The Rainy Season

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1 Comment

  • Johnnie Hobbs III | September 12, 2013 5:29 PMReply

    "Nostalgia" stars Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold and my father Johnnie Hobbs Jr. will be in attendance at the festival. Friday Sept 13th at 5pm before Fight, Dance, Sing.

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