What’s Happening At Maysles Cinema

The box office is open for ticket purchases one hour before the start of all events.  Credit cards are now accepted at the Box Office. Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, unless otherwise noted.

Ticket-holders arriving 15 minutes before showtime are guaranteed a seat inside the theater. Overflow seating is available for sold out shows.
Members only: You can reserve your seat by emailing your name, the name and date of the event, and “Member RSVP” to reservations@maysles.org or please call (212)537-6843 x1 and leave a voicemail no later than 24 hours before the screening start time. If you have a family membership, make sure to note the number of family members attending.
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CongoInHarlemLOGOCongo In Harlem 6
Congo in Harlem at New York’s Maysles Cinema is an annual series of films, panel discussions, performances, parties and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of the series is to deepen our community’s understanding of Congo through art and dialogue. Each year, we strive to offer a diverse program that provides more than the traditional movie-going experience — at Congo in Harlem, our audiences find opportunities to discover Congolese food, music, and artwork, learn about Congo’s challenges, and get involved.

Congo In Harlem 6 Series Pass


Tuesday, October 21st, 7:30pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Bwana Kitoko
André Cauvin,1955, 80 min.









Followed by post-screening discussion on colonial propaganda with Professor Matthew G. Stanard.

CongoInHarlemLOGOWednesday, October 22nd, 7:30pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Rumble in the Jungle
- Rare clips and outtakes filmed by Albert Maysles





Albert Maysles,1974, length TBD

Followed by post-screening discussion with filmmaker Albert Maysles.





CongoInHarlemLOGOThursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Examen D’Etat (National Diploma)
Dieudo Hamadi, 2014, 90 min.




CongoInHarlemLOGOFriday, October 24th, 7:30pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Double feature of films about Che Guevara’s time in Congo


Che in CongoTatu: Che In Congo
Jorges Fuentes,1997, 56 min.




FreddyFreddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator
Katrin Hansing, 2013, 24 min.




Followed by post-screening discussion with guests TBA.

CongoInHarlemLOGOSaturday, October 25th, 3:00pm
Free Event!
Special Panel Discussion:
Congo In Harlem 6: Peace and Stability in the DRC: The 2016 Elections and Congo’s Constitution



Congo in Harlem has gathered a panel of experts to discuss Congo’s prospects for a peaceful democratic transition in 2016. Panelists TBA. Moderated by Jason Stearns (Congo Siasa).

CongoInHarlemLOGOSaturday, October 25th, 7:30pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Virunga + Closing Night Celebration
Orlando Von Einsiedel, 2014, 97 min.




Followed by post-screening discussion with special guests TBA + Closing Night Celebration with refreshments and live music by Isaac Katalay and the Life Long Project


CongoInHarlemLOGOSunday, October 26th, 2:00pm
Film Voyagers Children’s Program Presents:
Jean Michel Kibushi, 2014, 45 min.


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CongoInHarlemLOGOSunday, October 26th, 3:00pm
Congo In Harlem 6: Black Africa White Marble
Clemente Bicocchi, 2012, 78 min.


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YearsinspaceFriday, November 7th, 7:30pm
History of 8mm: 50 (-) Years in Space: (A) History of the (American) Space Program (as told through films): (8mm) NASA/space footage and other related film(s): 1959-? (Volume 11 and other related films)


(Yet) another 8mm anonymous event…

Trip to the Moon
George Melies [Black Hawk Films silent, B&W, c.1902. Transferred to Super (-)8, Reg. 8mm & 16mm]

The War of the Worlds
Mike Cassidy, of Salt Lake City, Utah [Reg 8mm, Silent, color, 1960's, c.12 mins]

America on the Moon
[Castle Films, c. 1969/1970, B&W, Reg 8mm, Silent, c. 12 mins]

The Eagle Has Landed
[From the (film) collection of filmmaker Gibbs Chapman, 16mm (Sound, Color, c. 20mins)

Apollo 11 - Man on the Moon
[Columbia Pictures, Super 8, Silent, Color, c. 1969/1970, c. 12 mins]

[Castle Films, Reg 8mm, Silent, B&W, 1960's, c. 12 mins]

An excerpt from Do They Exist?
[Super 8, Sound, Color, c. 2003-?, c. 3 mins]

AmericansMediaLOGOSaturday, November 8th, 7:30pm
The Americas Media Initiative Presents: Elena
Marcelo Martin, 43 mins, 2014




Q&A with director Marcelo Martin.








GoodDeedsFriday, November 21st, 7:00pm
Good Deeds




homestretchSaturday, November 22nd – Wednesday, November 26th, 7:30pm
The Homestretch
Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly, 2014, 89 min.



Q&A with filmmakers nightly, more speakers to follow.