One night only screening of "Player Hating: A Love Story" and Q&A with the film's director!
Friday, March 30th, 7:30pm "Player Hating: A Love Story" (Maggie Hadleigh-West, 2012, 95 min.) Written, directed and produced by Maggie Hadleigh-West, the award-winning filmmaker of 'War Zone', 'Player Hating: A Love Story' takes the audience into an underground world of poverty, gangs, violence and music that is rarely seen in this mannerunless you live it. Told through the eyes of Half-a-Mill, a 26 year-old hip hop artist from the Albany Housing Projects in Crown Heights, 'Player Hating: A Love Story' follows Half and his crew as they write, perform and launch Half's first album, "Milion", in a desperate bid to escape nihilism, poverty and death. True to the origins of hip-hop as an art form, Half's lyrics are a searing chronicle of life in the 'hood' that hauntingly mirror the frustration and despair that forged the birth of the medium nearly 40 years ago. Through the eyes of an urban poet and philosopher, 'Player Hating: A Love Story' reveals the tragedy of living in a community abandoned by government, but maintained through humor, dignity, and the sheer will to survive.
Q&A with director Maggie Hadleigh-West to follow screening
Player Hating Website: http://www.yomaggie.com/playerhating.html
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027