Freedom Summer At The Schomburg In Harlem

schomburg in harlemVeteran Director Stanley Nelson captures the volatile months of the 1964 Freedom Summer through remarkable period footage and the firsthand testimonies of volunteers who were transformed by their time in Mississippi. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Marcus Garvey, Look For Me In The Whirlwind’ Film In Harlem

marcus garveyMarcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization in Harlem for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Josephine Baker And Madame C. J. Walker In Women’s Stories Film Series

JosephineBaker2Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World

A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn. Continue Reading →