Black History Month at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre

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Cinema Arts CentreThis February the Cinema Arts Centre celebrates Black History Month with a selection of films about Black experience through the decades. We kick off the month by honoring Bob Marley’s birthday with a screening of BOB MARLEY: MAKING OF A LEGEND that documents his early pre-fame days with rarely seen footage. JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER documents the renowned photographer of early hip hop culture in New York City. Graffiti arts became the dominant artistic outgrown of the hip hop movement, and beautiful insights into the group that grew its prominence as a mural art form can be found in the documentary TATS CRU: THE MURAL KINGS. Set in present day Brooklyn MOTHER OF GEORGE is the story of a Nigerian family caught at the crossroads of their two cultures. We are pleased to announce a very special installment of our Anything but Silent series with THE FLYING ACE (1926) featuring an entirely African-American cast set in a post WWI Railroad Company. Check our website (cinemaartscentre.org) and program for more details as special guests will be at every screening! We hope you join us for these fantastic events!

Black History Month at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre

Contact: Curator Cindy Campbell Cindycampbell1@aol.com (516) 864-9442

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

Thursday, February 6th at 7:30 pm (Bob Marley’s Birthday!)

 

Skype interview with directors Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy

Reception with music by DJ Kool Herc, founder of Hip Hop Culture in the Sky Room.

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP Image Award winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/bob-marley-the-making-of-a-legend/

$10 Members / $15 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

MOTHER OF GEORGE

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30pm

IN PERSON: Screenwriter Darci Picoult

Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) captures the struggle of a woman eager to conceive a baby boy while at an intersection of her native Nigerian and new cultures. Beautiful camera work and shocking emotional depths make Mother of George a not to be missed film. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/mother-of-george/

$10 Members / $15 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

 

Anything But Silent: Classics with Live Organ Accompaniment by MoMA’s Ben Model

Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm

The Flying Ace (1926)

Independently made with an all-African American cast. A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. Starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, in a part inspired by the real life aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman.

Children under 12 $7/ Members $9 / Public $14. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org  at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

 

JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

Thursday, February 19 at 7:30pm

IN PERSON: Director Charlie Ahearn

In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/jamel-shabazz-street-photographer/

$10 Members / $15 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

TATS CRU: THE MURAL KINGS

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30

In Person: Tats Cru members Bio, BG and Nicer & Filmmaker Mark Kotlinski

In the mid ’80s three teenagers in the Bronx began their artistic careers by creating subway graffiti. What began as an adolescent hobby evolved into a community of artists called Tats Cru whose expressively iconic style has brought them world recognition as “The Mural Kings.” http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/tats-cru-the-mural-kings/

$10 Members / $15 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

 

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