Back to the Harlem Future thru the lens. Actually, thru the double lens. You read it right. The First Annual Double Lens: Harlem Doc Fest kicks-off tonight at legendary uptown venue Harlem Stage. The free weekend-long festival runs thru Sunday, November 17th. It’s presented in association with The Documentary Forum at The City College of New York, Maysles Documentary Center, New York Latino Film Festival and Third World Newsreel.

Back to the Harlem Future

The Harlem Doc Fest is a documentary film festival that explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem along with critical issues impacting the community. This curated festival of feature and short documentary films will present screenings throughout Harlem and include conversations with filmmakers, actors and scholars.

THE HARLEM DOC FEST FULL SCHEDULE

OPENING NIGHT

Friday, November 15, 7:30PM

THE REMIX Hip-Hop X Fashion

Harlem Stage Gatehouse

150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)

 

Saturday, November 16, 2:00PM

THE PRISON IN 12 LANDSCAPES

Maysles Documentary Center

343 Lenox Ave. between West 127th and 128th Streets

Q&A with filmmaker Brett Story to follow screening

 

CLEAN HANDS, 3:30PM

ImageNation’s Raw Space

2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

A Presentation of the New York Latino Film Festival in collaboration with Third World Newsreel and ImageNation

 

COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, 7:30PM

Maysles Documentary Center

343 Lenox Ave. between West 127th and 128th Streets

Q&A with filmmakers & formerly incarcerated graduates of the Bard Prison Initiative featured in the film  

  

Sunday, November 17, 1:00PM

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Documentary Forum

Shepard Hall rm 291 on the City College Campus

259 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street

Q&A with Sandra Guzman and Special Guests

 

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES, 4:00PM

Documentary Forum

Shepard Hall rm 291 on the City College Campus

259 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street

Q&A with special guests from the film to be announced!

 

HARLEM YOUTH SHORTS, 4:00PM

Maysles Documentary Center

343 Lenox Ave. between West 127th and 128th Streets

 

RECEPTION, 6:00PM

Documentary Forum

Shepard Hall rm 291 on the City College Campus

259 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street

 

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL, 7PM

Documentary Forum

Shepard Hall rm 291 on the City College Campus

259 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street

Introduced by Stanley Nelson Jr.

 

Back to the Harlem future

ABOUT HARLEM STAGE

Harlem Stage is the performing arts center that bridges Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color and dares to provide the artistic freedom that gives birth to new ideas. They have been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations for over 35 years, achieving this distinction through their work with artists of color and by facilitating a productive engagement with the communities they serve through the performing arts. The organization boasts such legendary artists as Harry Belafonte, Max Roach, Sekou Sundiata, Abbey Lincoln, Sonia Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Maya Angelou and Tito Puente, as well as contemporary artists like Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh, Jason Moran, José James, Nona Hendryx and more.

Socially Sparked News

It’s Back to the Harlem Future thru the lens. The free weekend film festival is the first ever Harlem Doc Fest and it’s line-up is totally Socially Sparked®. Past, present and future celebrities, musicians, happenings and more are included in this spectacular and historical first.  Abbe is Socially Sparked! — tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01