Maysles Cinema

Attraction

TUESDAY, March 13th, 7:00pm
The National Jazz Museum Presents
a Women's History Month Special
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland
Huey, 2011, 87 min.

SATURDAY, March 17th, 7:30pm

Under the Influence of Lava 1&2
The First Element of Hip Hop
Urban Writers In the Streets of New York
60 mins., 2012

SUNDAY, March 18th, 7:30 pm

Keelings Caribbean Showcase

Curated by Keeling Beckford

The Story of Lovers Rock

Menelik Shabazz, 2011, 101 min.

THURSDAY, March 22nd
through SUNDAY, March 25th, 7:30pm
Sing Your Song
Susanne Rostock, 2011, 104 min.

SATURDAY, March 31th, 9pm
Fuzz'd Up Film Series: contemporary retakes of cinema classics, curated by Dan Cooper and
The Fuzzystar Organization
Women's History Month Special Presentation:
Women On Top!
The Fuzzystar Organization, 2012, approximately 90 min.

TUESDAY, March 13th, 7:00pm
The National Jazz Museum Presents
A Women's History Month Special
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland

Huey, 2011, 87 min.
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland
documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio's Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world. Now 93, McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland's own harmonically rich compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.

Q&A with director Huey to follow screening

SUNDAY, March 18th, 7:30pm

The Story of Lovers Rock

The Story Of Lovers Rock - Official Trailer

Menelik Shabazz, 2011, 101 min.
The Story of Lovers Rock documents a musical movement in Britain that defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest. Lovers Rock was particularly influential to a new generation of black British young women and men who identified with this music that reflected their experiences. Female artists like Louisa Marks, Janet Kay, Brown Sugar, Carroll Thompson led a 'girl power explosion in it's early phase. The music provided a coping mechanism against a backdrop of racial tension and riots across the UK as well as being a counterpoint to the male dominated 'roots' scene. The film combines live performances with some of the Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock with comedy sketches, interviews and archive material. Interviews include Denis Bovell, UB40, Levi Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Angie La Ma, Maxi Priest, Mykaell Riley, The comedy sketches are provided by the likes of Eddie Nestor, Robbie G, Wayne Rollins, Glenda Jaxson. Rudi Lickwood, John Simmit., Annette Fagon.

SATURDAY, March 17th, 7:30pm
Under the Influence of Lava 1&2:
The First Element of Hip Hop

Urban Writers In the Streets of New York

60 mins., 2012
Graffiti verite. Clips.

All-Star Panel Discussion
(Writers TBA)

Reception and Art Show
Lava 1& 2, Clyde, Bama, Mico and Flint 707, Sonic, LSD, Laskk One, Panic, Slave, Rebel, Partone, Kingbee, Sienide, Spar, TVS, Chain 3, Chane TMT, Ozzie, Revolt RTW

From THURSDAY, March 22nd, 7:30pm
To SUNDAY, March 25th, 7:30pm
(four nights!!!!)

Sing Your Song

Susanne Rostock, 2011, 104 min.With remarkable intimacy, visual style, and musical panache Sing Your Song, surveys the inspiring life of singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte to be a tenacious activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and youth incarceration.

Even in this extraordinary biopic as political
manifesto, Rostock may short ch
ange viewers a little by never getting past the Belafonte image to confront Belafonte the man."
- The Hollywood Reporter
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965

SATURDAY, March 31th, 9:00pm
Fuzz'd Up Film Series: Contemporary Retakes of Cinema Classics
Curated by Dan Cooper and The Fuzzystar Organization
Women's History Month Special Presentation:

Women On Top!

The Fuzzystar Organization, 2012, approximately 90 min.
Join the Fuzzystar Organization for this look back at the intersection of sex and feminism over the last 50 years. This is a tribute to the Pin-Ups, Go-Go dancers and Burlesque bombshells. This show features scenes from Russ Meyer's complicated, iconic, confounding and ground-breaking, genre-busting classic, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! as well as stories from the life of the film's lead, the late, great and under-appreciated ass-kicking actress, Tura Satana. They'll be skits! Live performances! And much much more!
www.fuzzystar.org

After-screening party to follow until Midnight

Maysles Cinema

343 Lenox Ave/ Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, New York 12345
cinema@mayslesinstitute.org