A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Michael. Filmmaker Céline Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this drama of childhood gender confusion. Zoe Heran as Laure/Michael and Malonn Levanna as Jeanne are nothing less than brilliant. This is a relationship movie: relationships between children, and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body.
97% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Tickets : $12 per child & $15 per adult – early bird tickets & family packages available
This moving debut feature by Meryem Benm’Bare, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, depicts the familial and legal crisis that ensues after a young woman gives birth without being married in Morocco.
The feature will be preceded by the short film Les Indes galantes directed by Clément Cogitore for the Paris Opera.
There will be a post-screening discussion with Columbia University Professor Madeleine Dobie who is a specialist of literature and cinema in contemporary Maghreb.
Attendees are welcome to join for a cocktail party sponsored by The Ponty Bistro in the Maysles Cinema lounge after the screening.
This event is done in partnership with the NY African Film Festival & Mahen Bonetti and with the support of UniFrance and the Ponty Bistro.
Tickets : $20 including a cocktail party after the screening with complimentary food & drinks.
What if telling a story that gives hope by pointing out solutions was the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that shake our world?
Uptown Flicks & French Morning are teaming up for a night of activist cinema and positive discussions on ecology on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem.
We will be showing the eco-documentary Tomorrow which was a critical and box-office hit in 2017 and inspired thousands of people around the world to launch individual & collective initiatives that could have an ecological and social impact on their local community.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with a panel of local officials & experts : NY State Senator Robert Jackson, Stephan Roundtree, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Adam Sobel, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, Dorothée Pierrard, Waste Expert. The panel will be moderated by Alexis Buisson, French Morning’s editor in chief.
Complimentary food & drinks after the event to continue the discussions
Tickets : $20/30 including panel & a cocktail party with complimentary food & drinks.
ABOUT UPTOWN FLICKS
WHY DID WE START THIS SERIES?
Because we love Harlem, its diversity, its energy and we feel that when it comes to going to the movies, there are not that many options beside the blockbusters offerings. That’s why we wanted to bring more film events to this wonderful community. Also, there’s so much information nowadays that the public is overwhelmed. So our idea is to bring to the Harlem audience our “coups de coeur”, our favorite films from France but also from all over the world, films that are often overlooked but deserve your attention. And because cinema today is also about sharing, we want our events to be a moment for all of you to share thoughts, ideas but also food and wine and to enjoy a “clé en main” event, an all inclusive event.
Harlem, New York
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