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I Remember Harlem

April 23, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York

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

Screening will include a conversation with Richard Adams, Director of Photography, I Remember Harlem; Juanita Howard, Producer, I Remember Harlem; and Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian. Archive Project Board Member and Harlem historian John T. Reddick will introduce the film. 

The film will be screened in two parts, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m., with a 60-minute intermission from 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and the Maysles Documentary Center

This screening is part of People Preserving Place: A Film Festival presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project in celebration of NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance‘s “Preservation Month” in April 2017. 

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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Above: William Miles and James Baldwin during production of "I Remember Harlem"; Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York