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Flag Wars [Homo Harlem]
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Flag Wars [Homo Harlem]
Flag Wars

Dirs. Linda Goode Bryant & Laura Poitras, 2003, 87 min.

Shot over a four-year period, Linda Goode Bryant's and Laura Poitras' Flag Wars is a poignant and very personal look at a community in Columbus, OH, undergoing gentrification. What happens when gay white homebuyers move into a working-class black neighborhood? As the new residents restore the beautiful but run-down homes, black homeowners must fight to hold onto their community and heritage. The inevitable clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own. Winner of the Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty and local politics taking place across America.

"The first round of gentrification is carried out by artists and gay and lesbian folks"  debate, discuss. Panelists TBA.

Flag Wars is shown as part of the Homo-Harlem Film Series, a survey of artists & personalities who have informed the gay aesthetic in Harlem.
Curated by Michael Henry Adams and Valerie Jo Bradley.
Monday, June 21st - Saturday, June 26th, 2010



Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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