The Museum of the City of New York's next great doc screening event is this Sunday at 1 pm, part of their non-fiction film series, Smile, It's Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries.
This Sunday's event is a screening of Frederick Wiseman's High School II (1994). Screened on 16 mm, the film examines life in an alternative public high school, Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem, neighbor to the Museum of City of New York.
Though the title suggests that this film is a sequel to Frederick Wiseman’s 1969 documentary High School, it’s actually not. The focus of this film is on the interactions between the students, faculty, staff, and parents. The New York Times called the film"a study in social mobility."
See below for the speaker line-up after the film:
· Deborah Meier, founder of the small school movement
· Nancy Mann and Marian Mogulescu, educators at the school when High School II was filmed
· Jason Warwin and Zawadi Powell, students at the school when High School II was filmed
· Kaliris Salas-Ramirez and K.A Dilday, current members of the school Parents Association
· Jessica Green (moderator), Cinema Director at the Maysles Documentary Center
Tickets include admission to this wonderful museum, and beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.
You can purchase discounted tickets here, with the code SMILE.
We hope to see you there!