Harlem USA

HARLEM USA - A documentary film by the people of Harlem.
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SEE THE FILM @ vimeo.com/amormic/harlemusa

Directed & Produced by Eric Schachter
Film & Trailer Edited by Michael Amor
Cinematography by Andrew J Martin

"But late one night, too early for me, a stranger showed up and awoke me from my dream.
He came like a thief in the night."

Screened at the United Film Festival in New York, NY, USA

2013

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Harlem USA

Michael Amor

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Montreal writer and film-maker Eric Schachter began visiting Harlem some years ago, filming the chess players in St Nicholas Park. He quickly realized that the story, as in so many places in the world, is the story of gentrification and…


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Montreal writer and film-maker Eric Schachter began visiting Harlem some years ago, filming the chess players in St Nicholas Park. He quickly realized that the story, as in so many places in the world, is the story of gentrification and dispossession, aggravated by the historical legacy of race in America. A story coloured by the fact that Harlem had been a world, an explosion of creative energy, a special moment in the history of African Americans and of Western urban and cultural history.

From a project that began with the chess-players of St Nick’s, and moved by degrees into the documenting of a social upheaval, the film grew eventually into something richer and stranger: a tribute to a remarkable people, people we see here not primarily as types or as victims, but as articulate, charismatic, intelligent agents and witnesses.

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    Review from Indiewire

    From Shadow and Act–on Cinemas of the African Diaspora. The New York Premiere of the Evocative New Documentary ‘Harlem USA’ May 12th

    Check the site: blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/new-york-premiere-for-evocative-new-documentary-harlem-usa-may-12

    by Michael Amor

  • Michael Amor

    The producers of Harlem USA are pleased to announce the world-premiere screening at Cobble Hill Cinemas, the landmark old-time movie palace in Brooklyn, on Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 7:00 p.m., a featured presentation of this year’s United Film Festival—New York.

    by Michael Amor

  • Michael Amor

    But late one night, too early for me, a stranger showed up and awoke me from my dream. He came like a thief in the night.

    by Michael Amor

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