Street Movies! 2018

STREET MOVIES! 2018

Street Movies! is a free screening series for audiences of all ages that tours neighborhoods around the Philadelphia region, bringing a program of independent film - fiction, animation, documentary, and youth and community produced work - from around the world to local parks, lots, playgrounds, and community spaces.  Each screening is hosted by a community organization and followed by a moderated discussion about the topics raised in the films.  It’s a great way to see films, talk about community issues and meet your neighbors.  

 

Street Movies! 2018 Schedule:

Thursday, August 9, 7:45 PM
NORTH PHILLY
Host: Uptown Entertainment Development Corp.
Location: Baba Yahya's Garden, 2229 N. Broad Street
Rain Location: AAUF Conference Center, 2231 N. Broad Street
Opening Performance: Moor Mother

Friday, August 10, 7:45 PM
FAIRHILL
Hosts: HACE Targeted Corridor Management Program
Location: 412 W Lehigh Avenue
Rain Location: 2622 North Lawrence Street

Saturday, August 11, 7:45 PM
CHINATOWN
Hosts: Chinatown PCDC
Location: Holy Redeemer School, 915 Vine Street
Rain Location: Francis House of Peace, 810 Arch Street
Opening Performance: L&M Dance Studio

Friday, August 17, 7:45 PM
NORTH PHILLY
Hosts: Frankford CDC
Location: 4671-73 Paul Street
Rain Location: Downstairs Café, 4667 Paul Street
Opening Performance: Jacqueline Constance

Saturday August 18, 7:45 PM
WEST PHILLY
Host: Friends of Malcolm X Park
Location: Malcom X Park, 5100 Pine Street
Rain Location: Philadelphia Student Union, 501 S 52nd St
Opening Performance: Sonia Sanchez

Wednesday, August 22, 7:45 PM
MIFFLIN
Hosts: Friends of Mifflin Square
Location: Mifflin Square Park, 6th and Ritner Street
Rain Location: United Communities Houston Center, 2029 S 8th Street
Opening Performance: Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE)

Thursday, August 23, 7:45 PM
STRAWBERRY MANSION
Hosts: Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation
Location: Hatfield House Historic House, N 33rd Street
Rain Location: Hatfield House Historic House, N 33rd Street

Opening Performance: Lyrispect

Friday, August 24, 7:45 PM
NORRIS SQUARE
Hosts: Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden

Location: Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden, 2251 N Philip St
Rain Location: West Kensington Ministry, 2140 N Hancock St
Opening Performance: Los Bomberos De La Calle

Saturday, August 25, 7:45 PM
GERMANTOWN
Hosts: Kelly Green Project
Location: John B. Kelly School, 5116 Pulaski Ave
Rain Location: John B. Kelly School, 5116 Pulaski Ave
Opening Performance: Ursula Rucker

FILMS SHOWING:

August 9th, 2018 - Uptown Screening

Theme - Afrofuturism is NOW!

Dirt dir. Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2016, Short, Drama, Mystery, 6:00 min)

Some things must die to live.

 

Finding Connection: Youth Across the Diaspora (USA, 2018, experimental, 12:00 min)

POPPYN Production

Philadelphia young people engage and explore relationships with other young people across the African Diaspora.

 

Exploring Sun Ra's Afrofuturism (USA, 2017, Short, Animated, Documentary, 2:30 min)

A DUST Production

An intro into afrofuturism.

 

Sight dir. Janeen Talbott (USA, 2017, Documentary, 16:00 min)

Naji, a nonbeliever from a parallel earth, must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her tribe when supernatural forces bring a dark truth to light.

 

Afronauts dir. Frances Bodomo (USA, 2014, Narrative, 14:00 min)

16th July 1969: America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a ragtag group of Zambian exiles is trying to beat America to the Moon.

 

Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia dir. M. Asli Dukan (USA, 2018, narrative, 11:00 min)

A clandestine collective of residents mobilize to resist the pervasive surveillance and the repressive state violence of a powerful corporate government in a near-future Philadelphia.  Screening Episodes 1 and 2 of this series.

August 10th, 2018 - Fairhill Park Screening

Theme - Beauty in Our Streets

Frolic N’ Mae dir. Danny Madden (USA, 2016, Action, 12:00 min)

Bored at a sleepover, Mae unleashes her imagination with doodles. But when the doodles come to life, she’s got a knock down drag out fight on her hands.

 

Adija dir. Apollonia Thomaier (USA, 2017, Narrative, 4:00 min)

A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

 

La Perla after Maria (12:00 min)

A close-up look about life in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

August 11, 2018 - Chinatown Screening

Theme - Represent!

Short films from Asian American filmmakers and stars grapping with identity

Welcome to My Life  dir. Elizabeth Ito (USA, 2015, Animation, Short, Drama, 9:00 min)

Welcome to My Life Watch this exclusive short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school.

 

The Old Man and The Pears  dir. Jing Sun (USA, 2018 Animation, Short, 5:00 min)

The Old Man and the Pears A weak and hungry old man begs for a pear from a fruit peddler, but the peddler refuses and rejects him. A little boy bravely steps forward and spends his last coin to buy a pear.

 

The Lions of Chinatown dir. Lawrence Chen (USA, 2018, Short, 5:00 min)

A young woman as she trains to become the lion head, a traditionally male dominated role in the forgotten art of Chinese lion dancing.

 

Nathan Jung v. Bruce Lee dir. Timothy Tau (USA, 2016, Documentary, Short, Action 12:00 min)

Nathan Jung recounts the crazy and hilarious true-account of meeting Bruce Lee on the set of the TV show 'Here Comes the Brides' in 1969.

 

Vhils - debris, Macau 2017 dir. Jose Pando Lucas (USA, 2016, Documentary, Short, Action 4:00 min)

A visual journey with the art of street artist Vhils

 

My Sister Swallowed a Zoo dir. Maya Yu Zhang (USA, 2016, Documentary, Short, 12:00 min)

An ordinary phone call between a mother and a daughter.

 

Tough dir. Jennifer Zheng (USA, 2016, Documentary, Short, 5:00 min)

New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

August 17th, 2018 - Frankford Pause Park

THEME: What do we stand for?

Films that look at our communities and how we grapple with identity in adversity.

Temple University and Displacement in North Philadelphia

POPPYN Production (USA, 2017, Documentary,  6:50)

Did you know Temple University is planning to build a 35,000 seat stadium in the heart of North Philadelphia? In this segment, we explore the potential impact of this project and the response of community members and organizers.

 

Standing at the Scratch Line dir. Julie Dash (USA, 2016, Experimental, 10 min)

Traveling between Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. in Charleston, SC to Mother Bethel A.M.E. in Philadelphia, Dash creates a cinematic tone poem about returning to sacred spaces of departure and arrival.

 

We are Sankofa (USA, 2017, Documentary, 20:00 min)

Nine seniors at New Media Technology Charter School in Philadelphia use DNA testing to trace their African ancestry and rethink their identity.

 

Black 14  dir. Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2018, Documentary, 14:00 min)

Black 14 is an archival social study examining white pathology and cognitive dissonance via media coverage of a 1969 racial protest at the University of Wyoming.

 

La Perla after Maria (USA, 2018, Documentary, 12:00 min)

A close-up look about life after Hurricane Maria.

August 18th, 2018 - Malcolm X Park

THEME - Poetic Social Justice

Films that take an unconventional approach to exploring universal issues.

Adija dir. Apollonia Thomaier (USA, 2017, Narrative, 4:00 min)

A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

 

Black Girl Magic

POPPYN Production (USA, 2018, Spoke Word, 2:50 min)

This spoken word piece was written, performed and edited by Safiyyah, a Senior Producer at POPPYN.

 

Decided Fate Dir. Visakha Bun (USA, 2017, Spoken Word, 4:37)

This narrative piece explores the experiences of a Cambodian immigrant in the United States.

 

Jonah dir: Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Baker II (USA, 2016, Documentary, 6:00 min)

A subway worker dances through a monochrome urban train station, juxtaposed with vivid sea and sand dune landscapes. The archival voice-over of a former African American slave, provides an engaging context to his movement.

 

Vhils - debris, Macau 2017 dir. Jose Pando Lucas (USA, 2016, Documentary, Short, Action 12:00 min)

A visual journey with the art of street artist Vhils

 

Witness dir. Marie Alarcon (USA, 2017, Experimental, 36:00 min)

An experimental documentary about Bartram Village and Gardens.

August 22nd, 2018 - Mifflin Square Park

THEME - For the Kids!

All Children's Programming fun for the whole family!

The Theory of Sunset dir. Roman Sokolov (Russian, 2018 Animation, Short, 9:00 min)

Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.

 

The Old Man and The Pears  dir. Jing Sun (USA, 2018 Animation, Short, 5:00 min)

A weak and hungry old man begs for a pear from a fruit peddler, but the peddler refuses and rejects him. A little boy bravely steps forward and spends his last coin to buy a pear.

 

Not One of Us dir. Bill Jarcho (USA, 2018 Animation, Short, 9:00 min)

A stop-motion-animated American fable. 

 

Adija dir. Apollonia Thomaier (USA, 2017, Narrative, 4:00 min)

A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

 

Free Like The Birds dir. Paola Mendoza (USA, 2016, Narrative, 10:00 min)

A young girl fights for her parents’ immigration status.

 

The Lions of Chinatown dir. Lawrence Chen (USA, 2018, Short, 5:00 min)

A young woman as she trains to become the lion head, a traditionally male dominated role in the forgotten art of Chinese lion dancing.

 

Frolic N’ Mae dir. Danny Madden (USA, 2016, Action, 12:00 min)

Bored at a sleepover, Mae unleashes her imagination with doodles. But when the doodles come to life, she’s got a knock down drag out fight on her hands.

August 23rd, 2018 - Strawberry Mansion

THEME - We are Mansion!

Dirt dir. Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2016, Short, Drama, Mystery, 6:00 min)

Some things must die to live.

 

Game  dir. Jeannie Donohoe (USA, 2017, Narrative, 15:00 min)

A new kid in town tests the limits at the high school basketball tryouts.

 

Jonah dir: Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Baker II (USA, 2016, Documentary, 6:00 min)

A subway worker dances through a monochrome urban train station, juxtaposed with vivid sea and sand dune landscapes. The archival voice-over of a former African American slave, provides an engaging context to his movement.

 

Temple University and Displacement in North Philadelphia

POPPYN Production (USA, 2017, Documentary, 6:50 min)

Did you know Temple University is planning to build a 35,000 seat stadium in the heart of North Philadelphia? In this segment, we explore the potential impact of this project and the response of community members and organizers.

 

Black 14  dir. Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2018, Documentary, 14:00 min)

Black 14 is an archival social study examining white pathology and cognitive dissonance via media coverage of a 1969 racial protest at the University of Wyoming.

August 24th, 2018 - Open Sculpture Kitchen Garden

THEME - Shades of Philly

Yearbook dir. Bernardo Britto (USA, 2014, Animation, 5:00 min)

With the end of the world imminent, a man is hired to write the history of human existence.

 

Free Like The Birds dir. Paola Mendoza (USA, 2016, Narrative, 10:00 min)

A young girl fights for her parents’ immigration status.

 

Treintanera dir. Diego Londoño (USA, 2016, narrative, 9:00 min)

Through the persuasion of her Abuela, Valentina has her quince años party on her thirtieth birthday, only to have things go horribly wrong.

 

Land of the Strays dir. Adrian Cicerone (Costa Rica, 2018, Documentary, 12:00 min)

In the mountains of Costa Rica, Lya Battle gives a second chance to over 1,000 stray dogs at her sanctuary, and hope for those who have yet to be found.

 

La Perla after Maria dir. Clari del Pilar Lewis (USA, 2018, Documentary. 22:00 min)

A look at community resilience in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

 

August 25th, 2018 - Germantown

THEME - Our Town

Standing at the Scratch Line dir. Julie Dash (USA, 2016, Experimental, 10:00 min)

Traveling between Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. in Charleston, SC to Mother Bethel A.M.E. in Philadelphia, Dash creates a cinematic tone poem about returning to sacred spaces of departure and arrival.

 

Finding Connection: Youth Across the Diaspora (USA, 2018, experimental, 12:00 min)

POPPYN Production

Philadelphia young people engage and explore relationships with other young people across the African Diaspora.

 

Land of the Strays dir. Adrian Cicerone (Costa Rica, 2018, Documentary, 12:00 min)

In the mountains of Costa Rica, Lya Battle gives a second chance to over 1,000 stray dogs at her sanctuary, and hope for those who have yet to be found.

 

HOME: A Rockumentary dir. by Ben Kalina (USA, 2018, 30:00)

HOME: A Rockumentary, spends a year behind the scenes with public school music teacher Chris Argerakis (Mr. A.) and the middle school rock band HOME at the Andrew Jackson School in South Philadelphia.

 

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STREET MOVIES! IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM PECO, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA’S PERFORMANCES IN PUBLIC SPACES PROGRAM MANAGED BY THE OFFICE OF ARTS, CULTURE AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY.

     

                        

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