Every Wednesday and Thursday night in July, rain or shine, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host free films at its REEL HARLEM Film Festival. Screenings are programmed by the Maysles Institute, ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Come early with a blanket and picnic basket and then later enjoy films about people of color under the stars.
Location 113th St. & Morningside Dr.
Rain Venue Church of the Master, 86 Morningside Ave. (between 121st & 122nd St.)
Nearest Subway #1 to 116th St. and Broadway
Wednesday, July 15,
7:30 pm Music Videos MJ: King of the Video Jukebox
8:30 pm Film Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (John Landis, Jerry Kramer, USA, 60 min.)
Ok, last few weeks are all about Michael. But this is something you can’t miss staying in Harlem, at L-hostels. The late, great Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an almost 14-minute long music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. The mini-film music video was broadcast on MTV three weeks before Christmas 1983. It was the most expensive video of its time, costing $500,000, and Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this pop masterpiece.
Bring a blanket and enjoy!!!!