Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Arts to End Violence TONIGHT and Thursday Night

More great events from SOS Crown Heights:

Live music! Free wine and food! Inspired and inspiring art!

Please join us TONIGHT for our Arts to End Violence gallery opening... 

**6:30-9pm at Ron Taylor's Gallery, 1160 St. John's Place, and the Greater Restoration Baptist Church, 1156 St. John's Place.**

See the art and meet your neighbors; enjoy live music and free wine and snacks. This is an indoor/outdoor event but will take place rain or shine.

We hope to see you there!
 - the S.O.S. team

And don't forget tomorrow night's movies at LaunchPad, co-sponsored by the Kings County Cinema Society (check out the trailer above):

Friends! Thursday night, as part of the 2nd Annual Arts to End Violence Festival created by Save Our Streets Crown Heights, KCCS will present a special screening of director Maggie Hadleigh-West’s recent doc PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY (2010, 95min)
Player Hating follows rapper Half-a-Mill and his Brooklyn crew, The Godfia Criminals, as they struggle to launch Milion, in an effort to attain money, success and recognition through music. Player Hating delves intimately into the lives of young “thugs”, and takes the viewer into an underground world of poverty, alienation, gangs, violence and music that most audience members have an inkling of, but few rarely see—unless they’ve lived it. Filmed in the Albany Projects in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Trailer at our site - film’s site here
Player Hating is one of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made… Hadleigh-West clearly has the guts, not to mention the wiliness, of a potentially major filmmaker: She went to an everyday kind of purgatory and came out with a picture of cleansing humanity.” – Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

The 8pm screening will be preceded by a selection of locally-produced music videos, docs and youth media, curated by the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, beginning at 7pm... with a Q&A with local artists and activists.
Thursday May 24th 2012. 7pm youth media, 8pm feature film
At Brooklyn LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave btw/ Park & Sterling. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin
Free, free popcorn, BYOB

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