Tag: Documentaries

Havana Film Festival Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen At The Bronx Museum

Kicking off the 16th Annual Havana Film Festival in New York, The Bronx Museum will host a screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a special performance by Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTrance. Music by DJ Asho. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York.

Free admission and bar!

Coming Monday: 25 TO LIFE — One Man’s Struggle With HIV/AIDS

On Monday, December 1st — a date known the world round as ‘World AIDS Day’ — SimonSays Entertainment releases ’25 To Life’, a documentary which focuses on one man’s struggle’s with HIV/AIDS. SimonSays Entertainment has produced such critically acclaimed movies like ‘Gun Hill Road’ (which was based in The Bronx), ‘Blue Caprice’, and ‘Mother of George’, the latter two which received honorable mention status in The New York Times year end review of top films for 2013.

Film Series Focusing On A Different Perspective of Life On The Mexican Border Begins Tomorrow

Join us for a fresh season of screenings, talks, and more.
Sat, Nov. 22, 7 PM
Las Marthas. The documentary follows two Mexican American debutantes portraying Colonial heroines at an annual pageant for George Washington. Producer/Director Cristina Ibarra will take part in a skype Q&A moderated by award-winning playwright, Virginia Grise, following the screening.

Gentrification & The Bronx: Screening of El Barrio Tours At The Bronx Museum

On June 13th, Andrew Padilla, Director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification In East Harlem and Welcome2TheBronx will be hosting a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on gentrification.

Whether we like it or not, all eyes are set on The Bronx as one of the “last frontiers” for those seeking affordable rents yet convenient access to Manhattan. This can create quite a difficult situation in the Bronx as we are the most rent burdened borough in New York City. As new residents move in with better economic means, those with limited income and are more likely to be late on rent will find it harder and harder to stay in our borough. Talks about developing the Special Harlem River Waterfront District are already happening without community input as to what we would like to see there. What will happen then?