I Remember Harlem

When: Sunday, April 23, 1:00pm
Price: $12 and up | $10 for Museum members
William Miles and James Baldwin during production of "I Remember Harlem"

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out: I Remember Harlem (240 minutes,1981, 16mm film), directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a living, breathing neighborhood and as the cultural hub of African-American life. 

Richard Adams, Director of Photography, I Remember Harlem
Juanita Howard, Producer, I Remember Harlem
Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian

The film will be screened in two parts, from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm, with a 60-minute intermission from 3 pm to 4 pm.  

Includes Museum admission and beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.  

$15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID), $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.

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Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at programs@mcny.org or 917-492-3395.

Co-Sponsor

Presented in collaboration with the Maysles Documentary Center.

Beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

This event is co-sponsored by People Preserving Place: A Film Festival by the New York Preservation Project

The Smile It's Your Close Up series is co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center Film Studies Program, Hunter College Film and Media Studies Department, Manhattan College Department of Visual & Performing Arts, On the Set of New York, and The Documentary Forum @ City College of New York

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