CCNY’s Harlem DocFest premieres Nov. 15-17

The Documentary Forum at The City College of New York’s Center for Film, Journalism, and Interactive Media presents Double Lens: Harlem DocFest from Nov. 15-17. The weekend-long documentary festival is free and open to the public.

The festival explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem along with critical issues impacting the community. It includes conversations with filmmakers, actors and scholars.

The event kicks off on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse with “The Remix,” a documentary about hip hop in the late 80s and 90s, an industry largely dominated by men. As the voices of Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim grew louder, so did the influence of their female designers and stylists working behind the scenes.

The festival concludes Sunday, Nov. 17 at Shepard Hall, Room 291 at 6 p.m. with a reception and screening of “Miles Davis: Birth of Cool”, a feature that explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts, and Miles’ original paintings to explore the man behind the music. 

For a full list of films being screened and to RSVP, please click here.

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