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Street Movies Coming to Frankford

Friday, August, 17 at 7:45 PM – Frankford Pause Park, 4600 block of Paul Street – If it rains will move inside the CDC building.

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.  

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.