SBCT Festival: CineMusica City

Image: Projection of archival footage of Machito on Hunts Point Palace. Credit: Machito, NYC., ca. July 1947. Photograph by William H. Gottlieb.

SBCT FESTIVAL: CINEMUSICA CITY

THIS YEAR'S SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL FESTIVAL: CINEMUSICA CITY! is coming soon to Hunts Point at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and to Mott Haven at the Betances Community Center with our new partners LISC, NYCHA and Banana Kelly with The Make Mott Haven Initiative!

Come join us for CINEMUSICA CITY!, a celebration of historic concert halls and movie theaters as well as a look into our future generation of our talented Bronx youth.  Along with reanimating long-forgotten South Bronx cinemas and concert halls with larger-than-life projections of vintage footage from music greats such as Tito Puente, La Lupe, Grandmaster Flash and GrandWizzard Theodore, CINEMUSICA CITY! culminates in a night at the movies with Latin Music and Hip Hop films and live performances by BB Bronx and NeNe Ali!

For more information contact Elaine Delgado: edelgado@casitamaria.org

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

MOTT HAVEN
Friday, October 17, 2014  6:30–10:30 PM

PROJECTIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Site 1: TEATRO PUERTO RICO
Location: Pare de Sufrir / Universal Church, 490 East 138th Street, at the corner of Brown Place, BX, NY
Time: 6:30–7:00 PM
Projection: Latin Music Pioneers Live Performance at Site: SBK St. Mary's Youth Salsa Dancers

Site 2:  PEOPLE’S PARK
Location: Brook Avenue corner of 141 Street, BX, NY 10454
Time: 7:15–7:45 PM
Projection: Hip Hop Pioneers
Live Performance at Site: Circa ‘95’s Rhyme Factory Class

MOTT HAVEN IN HOUSE FILMS & PERFORMANCE:
Location: Betances Community Center, 547 East 146th Street, BX, NY 10455
Time: 8:00–10:30 PM
Presentation: The Make Mott Haven team: Choice Neighborhoods Final Plan updates and special remarks
Trailer: “We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos + Words”
Special “Sneak Preview:” Who Is NeNe Ali?
Performance and Q&A: NeNe Ali 
Film: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

HUNTS POINT
Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:30–10:30 PM


MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY TOUR: LATIN MUSIC OF THE SOUTH BRONX

Explore the South Bronx where many Latin music performers lived and worked with City Lore's Folklorist Elena Martínez.
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $20
Location: provided after ticket purchase.
Tickets available online at www.mas.org/tours or (212) 935-2075, M-F from 9-5

PROJECTIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Site 1:  SPOONER THEATER
Location: (Children’s Place) 961 Southern Boulevard, BX, NY 10459
Time: 6:30–7:00 PM
Projection: Latin Music Pioneers
Live Performance at Site: The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats

Site 2:  HUNTS POINT PALACE
Location: (Duane Reade) 963 Southern Boulevard, BX, NY 10459
Time: 7:15–7:45 PM
Projection: Hip Hop Pioneers
Live Performance at Site: P.R.O.D.I.G.Y. New York Betances Community Center Youth Hip Hop Dancers

HUNTS POINT IN HOUSE FILMS & PERFORMANCE:
Location: Casita Maria Theater 928 Simpson Street, BX, NY 10459
Time: 8–10:30 PM
Performance and Q&A: BB Bronx
Film: La Clave
Exhibition: On Your Mark, Get Set, VOTE! The South Bronx Culture Trail Historic Marker Award
Dates: October 18 – January 7, 2015
Opening Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11 AM–6 PM
Location: Casita Maria Gallery, 928 Simpson Street, 6 Floor BX, NY 10459
Participants: Acconci Studio; John Ahearn; Beyer Blinder Belle; Cooper, Robertson and Partners; Linda Cunningham; Keith Godard / Studio Works; PhenomenArts, Inc.; Duke Riley and Chat Travieso

ALL SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

DOWNLOAD FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.

 

SBCT FESTIVAL: CINEMUSICA CITY
October 17 and 18, 2014
6:30 - 10 PM
Free and open to everyone.

CINEMA! MUSIC! LIVE PERFORMANCES!


SBCT CineMusica City: La Lupe
“El Carbonero,” 1971, “Don’t Play That Song,” 1969. From “La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul,” 2007. Directed by Ela Troyano.


SBCT CineMusica City: Machito
“Yo soy la rumba,” c.1980 performance in People’s Park. “Machito: A Jazz Legacy,” 1987. Directed by Carlos Ortiz.

 

The South Bronx Culture Trail: CINEMUSICA CITY is presented by Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Dancing in the Streets, City Lore, LISC, NYCHA and Banana Kelly.

The South Bronx Culture Trail is supported by Con Edison, The Ford Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The New York Community Trust and public funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Initial start-up support provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival Media Partners: Bronx Net, Bronx Tourism Council, La Voz Hispana, The Hunts Point Express and WHEDco.