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Jul 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm


This screening is a co-presentation with Rooftop Films and takes place outdoors at the Socrates Outdoor Sculpture Park. Filmmaker in attendance!

Join Rooftop Films as they bring five innovative nonfiction film programs from around the world to outdoor venues across NYC.


Symphony of a Sad Sea

Carlos Morale Mancilla, 12 min

Hugo ran away from the cartel violence in Guerrero, Mexico. As he watches peacefully the whales swimming in the cold sea of Baja, California Norte, he narrates how his 14 year old brother was brutally murdered. Hugo, only 16 years old with a profound sadness and with no family but his father, is sure of only one thing; crossing to the other side of the wall to meet with him, the only person he still has.

Black Mother

Khalik Allah, 77 min

Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual odyssey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present. Black Mother was the recipient of the 2015 Rooftop Films and Technological Cinevideo Services Camera Grant.

89 min

Free Event!
7:00 PM: Live Music
8:15 PM: Film Begins
9:45 PM: Q&A with filmmaker Khalik Allah

More details can be found on the Rooftop Films Website!

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Jul 18, 2018
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106 United States
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