THIS TIME NEXT YEAR (Community Screening)
Screening on April 23rd from 6PM – 9PM at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
This Time Next Year tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild after 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. Using a mixture of verité, first-person accounts, and the residents’ own footage This Time Next Year is a poetic documentation of a shore community as they battle local politics, cope with personal tragedy, and band together in the face of transition.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and subject of the film.
TIME IS ILLMATIC (School Screening)
Screening on April 24th from 11AM – 1:30PM at AMC Loews Village 7 Theater 3
Time Is Illmatic delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America. The film also shows how Nas—with the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew, the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari “Jungle” Fret, and sacrifices of his mother, Ann Jones—overcame insurmountable odds to create the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era.