Third World Newsreel is pleased to launch a new Virtual Cinema initiative to present media by BIPOC makers and activist films from the 60s and 70s.
?With this Virtual Cinema project we continue to foster independent voices representing the depth and diversity
of our communities in media while working to expand our reach to theatrical audiences that have not seen our films.?
JT Takagi, Executive Director
Told through the personal accounts of residents, business owners, politicians and real estate developers, CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM explores the drastic transformation of this historic neighborhood over a ten year span. The film tackles the pressing issues of class and cultural preservation as the neighborhood struggles to change for the better.
"Incendiary newsreel... INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE offers a rare look at the degradation
faced by women incarcerated in a criminal justice system that disregards their basic humanity,
from inedible food to neglected medical needs."
Nellie Killian, Tell Me: Women Filmmaker, Women's Stories
?"Through her subjects? candid testimony in INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE,
Choy reveals the awful conditions under which women are incarcerated at
Rikers Island prison in New York City, and a correctional facility in North Carolina.
What is especially apparent in Choy?s work is that the point-of-view of the filmmaker
in relation to her subjects is neither judgmental nor neutral."
Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Even as this incisive docudrama confounds the border between reality and fiction, its ideas about gender imbalance and the societal prejudice that locks Black families outside of the American dream remain crystal-clear."
Matthew Eng, Tribeca News
?A fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction employing a number
of strategies to create a complex look at different Black American families...?
The New York Times
?A prime example of why repertory houses exist?to show extraordinary movies that are otherwise unavailable or largely undiscussed.?
The New Yorker
Extended Until July 26, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia
"If you aren't old enough to remember what happened in Roxbury in the '70s, filmmaker Alonzo
Speight recaptures the racial violence that tore the predominantly
Black town asunder in his documentary, THE PEOPLE UNITED."
The City Sun
"A model instance of community cinema..."
Clyde Taylor, The Institute of Contemporary Art Cinema
"...resonates with the violent imagery of a city in which racism is part of our daily lives."
Michael Blowen, The Boston Globe
July 15- August 11 Anthology Film Archives, New York
TWN Exhibition and Distribution activities are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.