Closing Night Documentary: WHEN HARLEM SAVED A KING with THE POWER OF WRITING
This year the 14th Annual Harlem International Film Festival will be presenting Double Features on Opening and Closing Night - a documentary program followed by a narrative one.
The bulk of the hand-picked films in these four programs consist of work produced in Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, spotlighting the area's tremendous culture and history or featuring key cast and crew members from the neighborhood.
CLOSING NIGHT at AMC Magic Johnson Theatres Harlem 9
Sunday, May 19
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers
WHEN HARLEM SAVED A KING
Director: Al Cohen
Country: USA, Running Time: 90 min
Unraveling the 1958 stabbing of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by a mentally ill woman named Izola Ware Curry with a letter Opener. After being rushed to Harlem Hospital, had Dr. King nearly sneezed before they were able to remove the dagger from his aorta, he would have died and the Civil Rights movement as we know it today would have never happened.
THE POWER OF WRITING
Director: Nancy Donnelly
Country: USA, Running Time: 6 min
When an innocent man is thrown in prison for a murder he didn't commit, he finds an escape in writing. Criminal justice reform advocate Derrick Hamilton shows us how he used the power of words to write his way to freedom.
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex (View)
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
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