Past Event: New York Futurism: A Screening of Class Divide

When: Wednesday, June 28, 6:30pm
Price: $12 and up | $10 for Museum members
Image still from "Class Divide"

Rising inequality, the elephant in the room of New York City’s future, is the subject of Class Divide (74 minutes, 2015), which investigates hyper-gentrification in Chelsea through the eyes of local young people living in public housing. This program also includes shorts from Maysles Documentary Center student filmmakers Kati Perez, Vicky Lee, and Rahkim Hawkins that pose the question “What is New York's future?” in unexpected and inspiring ways.

Afterwards, join Class Divide's director Marc Levin for a panel discussion with the students moderated by Jessica Green, Cinema Director at the Maysles Documentary Center. 

Short Student Films: 
En El Barrio

Kati Perez, 2015, 2 min
A small portrait on Taco Mix, a taco shop in Harlem and it's evolution to accept that the taco is changing alongside its neighborhood. Produced in the Maysles Documentary Center’s Teen Producer's Academy.

How to Be Bad
Vicky Lee, 2016, 7 min
An elderly free-spirit with a stubborn anti-work philosophy reflects on his life. Produced in the Maysles Documentary Center’s Van Lier Fellows Program.

The Come Up
Rahkim Hawkins, Charles Mejias, 2017, 11 min
The story of two young fathers striving to shed the mistakes of their past and become better men for the sake of their children. Produced in the Maysles Documentary Center’s Community Producers Program.

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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Assistive listening devices are available during our events. Our auditorium can accommodate manual wheelchairs, however, our wheelchair lift cannot currently accommodate electric or motorized wheelchairs. Please contact the Public Programs Department at 917.492.3395 or with any questions or concerns. 


Presented in collaboration with the Maysles Documentary Center.

Beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Special thanks to 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 YorkThe Documentary Forum @ City College of New York and, The Documentary Group.

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