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Michelle Materre Curating Two Upcoming Film Series

Michelle Materre will be curating two upcoming film series. Both film series are being presented or co-presented with Creatively Speaking — the film series that she has programmed for almost 20 years.

“Raoul Peck: Apres the Earthquake” at Maysles Cinema in Harlem next weekend, Jan 22nd-25th. Here’s the link:

 The first series, “Raoul Peck: Apres the Earthquake” at Maysles Cinema will  take place in Harlem next weekend January 22-25th and there will be rare appearance of renowned Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. Reflecting back on Haiti’s devastating earthquake 5 years later, this program takes a look at the documentaries and fiction verité from globally recognized and Haitian born master filmmaker, Raoul Peck. His films wrestle with the earthquake, Haiti and the post-colonial experience. This series will also include public forums exploring the Haitian and Haitian Immigrant experience and culture with expert speakers, artists and live music and food from Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora. A portion of the proceeds will go to local Haitian groups doing on the ground development work in Haiti. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended due to size of theater. Ticket price $10. Darrick Hamilton, Milano faculty, will be doing the Q&A with Materre on Sunday, Jan 25th at the 4pm screening.
Tell it Like it Is: Black Independents in NYC 1968-86″ which is a survey of amazing films from that era that received little but deserved major attention. Feb 6-19th.  Here’s the link to that:

Representing highlights of New York-based independents’ major works by some of the great filmmakers of this, or any era in American film history. During this time, activist New York–based black independent filmmakers created an exciting body of work despite lack of support and frequent suppression of minority film production. Programmed by Michelle Materre and Film Society of Lincoln Center Programmer at Large Jake Perlin, co-presented by Creatively Speaking. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 15, 2015.  The film that we’re opening the series with is entitled “Losing Ground” by Kathleen Collins, and stars one of our current  New School BPATS students, Seret Scott.

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