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October at the Bronx Documentary Center, screenings and events

OCTOBER
BDC SCREENINGS and EVENTS

Fall has arrived! Join us for an exciting month packed with great screenings and events at the BDC.

MEET UP
Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm
The Bx Filmmakers

The BDC will be hosting the newly formed The Bx Filmmakers who meet every Tuesday (except October 9th) to screen their work, discuss projects, ideas and experiences. Please attend a meeting if you are a Bronx filmmaker or want to be one. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Always a free event.

PHOTOGRAPHY & TALK
Thursday, October 4, 7:00PM
STEPHEN FERRY
Photographer and author Stephen Ferry will present work from his bookViolentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict. This photographic work focuses on human rights and on the struggle of Colombian civilians to resist the violence, often at great risk to their own lives.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

SCREENING & Q+A with Clayton Patterson and The Filmmakers
Sat, October 6, 7:00PM
CAPTURED
A riveting documentary about Clayton Patterson, prolific photo documentarian of the turbulent Lower East Side for over 30 years— Traversing the outside edge he recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

SCREENING & Q+A with David Scott
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00PM
SECOND COMING? WILL BLACK AMERICA DECIDE 2012 (See it at the BDC before it’s Oct. 19th debut on BET)
Advance screening of BET News new two-part documentary following President Barack Obama’s journey as he attempts to become a two-term president.The film trails back to the president’s first campaign in 2008 to his accomplishments while in the Oval Office. It also features some of Obama’s celebrity supporters like Kerry Washington, Usher, Snoop Lion and more.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

INTERACTIVE- TALK TO THE SCREEN
Saturday, October 13, 7:00PM
FELA KUTI: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON
The definitive film on Fela, the Black President, the creator of Afro-beat.  Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion, alongside unpublished versions of songs like ITT, Army Arrangement and Power Show.
In this screening proper cinema watching singing, dancing and other forms of engagement are expected from the audience while simultaneously viewing the film. This experience aims to generate an immediate response and encourage dialogue and interaction around the themes that are raised in the film.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

SCREENING & Q+A with director Jonathan Hock
Saturday, October 20, 7:00PM
THROUGH THE FIRE
Award-winning film considered to be one of the best basketball documentaries ever made, chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

SCREENING & Q+A with director Rashaad Ernesto Green
Saturday, October 27, 7:00PM
GUN HILL ROAD
The Sundance Film Festival nominated Gun Hill Road, follows an ex-con as he returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Admission: Adults $7. Students $5. Children 18 under Free.

Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.) Bronx, New York 10451

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