IN SEARCH OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: A 40-YEAR JOURNEY
Thursday, December 9 @ 7:30PM at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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ADIFF is proud to serve as host to a fundraiser for Once Upon a Time in Harlem, William Greaves' upcoming 90-minute film exploring the cultural life in Harlem.
The program will include screenings of three short works about Harlem, the Renaissance and African American culture, themes that the filmmaker has been exploring for over 40 years.
> Memories of the Harlem Renaissance a rare public screening of an unfinished work using footage shot by William Greaves and his crew in 1970 at a party held at the elegant townhouse of Duke Ellington. There legendary figures of the Harlem Renaissance share memories of a time 40 years earlier when they were part of that extraordinary cultural phenomenon;
> An excerpt from Once Upon A Time In Harlem. This version, which is currently in production, incorporates some of the same footage incorporates some of the same footage but intercuts it with video footage of Harlem today. It looks back to the roots of African American culture and its future in the multicultural, "post racial" America of the 21st century; and
> From These Roots (1971) the first documentary about the Harlem Renaissance ever made. This completed film is constructed entirely from photographs, music and poetry of the period, a novel approach to filmmaking at that time, earning it over 22 international film festival awards.
> A discussion and Q&A with Special Guests will follow the screenings
The program will open with a catered reception hosted by ADIFF and William Greaves' friends and family. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to William Greaves Productions to support the completion of Once Upon a Time in Harlem. To date, the production has received support from the Ford Foundation, the Independent Television Service, the National Black Programming Consortium and the New York State Council on the Arts