The Mayor’s One Film, One New York, Shows “Crooklyn” For Free In Harlem (Video)

September 7, 2017

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment launched a new program called “One Film, One New York,” which posed the question “What if everyone in New York City watched the same film at the same time?” New York Times film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis chose five films, all shot in New York City — On the Town, [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link], Desperately Seeking Susan, New York, New York, and [easyazon_link identifier=”B0001V6ZK2″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]The Wedding Banquet[/easyazon_link] — and let New Yorkers vote for which movie they wanted. Spike Lee‘s 1994 film [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link] was chosen and the film will be screened for free all over New York City on September 13, 2017. The movie is showing in one city park in each borough, plus movie houses that you can find here.

Spike Lee said of [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link] being chosen:

[easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link] was written by my younger siblings Joie, Cinque Lee and I,” said [easyazon_link identifier=”B018T0N63A” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Spike Lee[/easyazon_link]. “It’s a semi-bio story of our family–the Lees growing up in the pre-gentrified black and Puerto Rican hood of Fort Greene in ‘Da Republic of Brooklyn’ during the early 70’s. More than anything, [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link] is a love letter to our long gone mother–Jacquelyn Shelton Lee. Our mom died of cancer of the liver at the too young age of 41, didn’t smoke either. [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link] was the way we grieved and at the same time celebrated her brief but bold life. The Lee family thanks everyone who voted for [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H6IYDA” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Crooklyn[/easyazon_link]; the support actually started May 13th, 1994, the day of its release. Also shout out to the other great films too in #OneFilmNY.

Watch the Crooklyn trailer below.

In Harlem the film will be shown in Harlem at St. Nicholas Park in Harlem (Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center).


The event begins at 6 p.m. Free tickets for the public will be available at the Walter Reade Theater box office beginning one hour prior to the screening, with first-come, first-serve seating. The line may form in advance of this time.

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