Sunday, February 28, 2010
☞ SEE: Up With Me at the Maysles Cinema
Monday, March 1st, starting 7:00 PM at the Maysles Cinema. Up With Me, directed by Greg Takoudes. After winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Francisco must struggle to maintain his relationships with his girlfriend, Erika, who fears he will no longer be the boy from El Barrio she loves, and best friend Brandon, who acts out in increasingly serious ways to force Francisco back home.
A poignant tale of friendship, loyalty and betrayal, Up With Me was created as a collaboration between the film’s director and teenagers from the East Harlem Tutorial Program. The screenplay is based on months-long writing workshops with the teenagers, who then starred in the movie, and helped crew the set. This feature film which was inspired by their own life stories, was shot in the streets where they hang out and in the apartments where they live.
Panel with Filmmakers and Cast and Reception to follow the screening. See the full schedule on the Maysles Institute's website: LINK. Suggested admission $10.00 with limited seating. Come early. 343 Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Avenue bet. 127th and 128th Streets. Tel. 212-582-6050.