cineSPEAK: alternative cinema is super proud to welcome you to the first event of our latest community gathering + film series — Boycott the Oscars — on race, honoring culture + being good neighbors.
FRIDAY JULY 21:
We're heating things up + showcasing the legendary Spike Lee's
Do The Right Thing!!!
— DOORS: 6:30PM
DO THE RIGHT THING @ 8:00PM
— **DJs. SNACKS. DRINKS. FRIENDS — NEW + OLD. Let's get cinema.**
SEE YOU AT THE PARTY, PEOPLE.
STUDENTS / SENIORS: $8
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 DAY OF — sliding scale**
**We like to operate in the Robin Hood world. So, if you can afford to pay full price, we ask that you do so. This enables us to allow others that cannot, to slide :)
TO PURCHASE: boycotttheoscarsphilly.bpt.me/
— FOOD + BEVERAGE:
West Philly's justice-centered PplFood will be selling popcorn + tasty snacks.
We'll have iced cold brews + soda for a donation, however, you are more than welcome to bring your dinner. 21+ to Drink. Must have Photo ID.
Ground Floor. Wheelchair + Mobility Limited Accessible. Plenty of Street Parking. Bikes can be brought into venue, however, they are stored at your own risk.
We tend to screen in alternative settings. We like to make cinema happen in our neighborhood. Seating will be folding chair style — not padded or stadium style. NO AIR CONDITIONING but plenty of fans. Dress accordingly.
— ABOUT THE FILM:
Do The Right Thing (1989):
Starring: dir. Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson + Rosie Perez.
Plot: «The story takes place on the hottest day of the summer and revolves around Sal's Famous Pizzeria, the only white-owned business in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Rather than being a film about clear rights and wrongs, Do the Right Thing is instead a cultural melange that is cumulatively an intricately detailed portrait of an ethnically diverse contemporary urban American neighborhood.»- Film Reference Forum filmreference.com/Films-De-Dr/Do-the-Right-Thing.html
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 2 hours
Content Warning: brief nudity, excessive profanity, racialized derogatory language
— WHAT IS THE BOYCOTT THE OSCARS CINEMA PROJECT?
Our #BoycottTheOscars neighborhood cinema project is based in Lower North Philadelphia/Brewerytown, an epicenter of exponentially-advancing gentrification. We seek to bring together longstanding North Philadelphia residents and those newcomers moving in as neighbors.
Our community film screenings will take place at various gathering locations + will showcase films that The Academy of Motion Pictures have grossly snubbed films written, produced, and acted by important non-conforming individuals in history who have paved the cinematic way doing their own thingtheir own damn way. Post-screening discussions will be moderated by some of Phillys wisest community creatives, movers + shakers.
Additionally, we have formed a Boycott the Oscars Youth Crew. Where high school aged youth from our neighborhood will be trained in event production, media literacy, public speaking + important life skills, as outlined by P21s Framework for 21st Century Learning. The Youth Crew will put their new skills to practice + be hired to assist in the production of future cineSPEAK screening events.
FRI Aug 25 — Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust
FRI Sept 22 — Dee Rees' Pariah
— ABOUT cineSPEAK: alternative cinema:
cineSPEAK is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema, with a specific focus on cause-based filmmaking.
cineSPEAK promotes community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.
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cineSPEAK is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501©(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.
— SPECIAL THANKS!!! —
Sarah Mueller (our Director / Founder) + the Boycott the Oscars Project, were the gracious recipient of a Leeway Foundation's 2016 Art + Change Grant --> Shout out to Leeway for being such a wonderful force for goodness in our great city!
We are proud Community Member of PhillyCAM --> We thank them for their generosity in supporting our event production needs.