Studio Screen: Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice at Maysles Cinema

Join us for a special screening of Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1994, 57 min.), the first installment of our collaborative Studio Screen series with Maysles Cinema! Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, the documentary chronicles the Harlem native's contributions to social change and participation in some of the most significant events of the 20th century. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with representatives of From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm—a group of artists and community activists inspired by the legacies of and deep friendship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.

Drawing thematic inspiration from two of the Museum's current exhibitions, Circa 1970 and The Window and the Breaking of the Window, this nonfiction film series addresses the on- and off-screen legacies of socially engaged cultural movements of the 1970s. Presented in partnership with Maysles Cinema, the selected films highlight the methods and leaders people turn to when everyday injustices move them to protest. Each screening will be followed by a talkback session featuring local community organizers, and serve as a space for intergenerational reflection on contemporary protest practices and the ways history is ever-present.

Admission is a $10 suggested donation. All proceeds from the screening will support the Cinema at Maysles Documentary Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action.