In honor of Pride Month and Caribbean Heritage Month, join us for a screening of Taboo…Yardies, a 2011 documentary by filmmaker Selena Blake examining the socioeconomic and sociopolitical environment in Jamaica that cultivates violence against gays, lesbians, and transgender people.
Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed (Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min.) is a tribute to Brooklyn’s trailblazing Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman in the U.S., who fought for change and became a popular candidate for president in 1972.
Sweet Micky for President (Ben Patterson, 2015, 89 min.) follows Pras Michel, Brooklyn-born Grammy award–winning rapper and founder of the hip-hop group The Fugees, who ran the presidential campaign of Haiti’s most popular and outlandish pop star, Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly.
Cimarrón Spirit (Rubén Durán, 2015, 53 min.) celebrates the diverse, resilient, and resourceful masquerade traditions of the cimarrones, descendants of Taíno Indians and escaped enslaved Africans, that exist outside mainstream Dominican society. NYC premier, followed by a talkback with the director and performance by Irka Mateo and Friends.
Celebrating film as an important source material for artists, Studio Screen presents exhibitions-related screenings and conversations that engage the complex intersections of film and contemporary art. The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to partner with caribBeing—a non-profit organization who builds community through the lens of Caribbean cinema, culture and art—to present Studio Screen: …when they grow up…, celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month.
Kick off our second Heritage Film Series with Sketches from the Underground (US Premier), a love letter to NYC with Caribbean poets and musicians. Musician Lyrikal hosts with performance by spoken word poet La Bruja.