Manfred Kirchheimer’s newly restored 1981 film Stations of the Elevated premieres at BAM on June 27th. Achieving cult status with those embedded in the hip-hop and cinema communities, the film—the original soundtrack of which featured a heavy dose of Charles Mingus—will be accompanied by live music from the Mingus Dynasty.
When Mickey’s crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction ‘accident’, nobody in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he’s gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy’s mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.
As it chronicles the life and times of street photographer and former cabbie Matt Weber, More Than The Rainbow becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression and NYC. Set to wonderful jazz and drenched in evocative images, the film is bittersweet and nostalgic from beginning to end.
This documentary film traces the origins of Chinese American cuisine through what is arguably its most famous dish, General Tso Chicken. Grab some take-out and take in the trailer in, or better yet, make your own.
Support this documentary about the quixotic life of NYC playground legend and basketball savant Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels.
“Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought-after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation. Two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 crack deal. Yet somehow managed to make it to the NBA without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him.”
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