Virtual Cinema

Third World Newsreel Virtual Cinema

Third World Newsreel is pleased to launch a new Virtual Cinema initiative to present media by BIPOC makers and activist films from the 60s and 70s.

?With this Virtual Cinema project we continue to foster independent voices representing the depth and diversity of our communities in media while working to expand our reach to theatrical audiences that have not seen our films.?
JT Takagi, Executive Director


September 2020, Anthology Film Archives, $10 Ticket

Told through the personal accounts of residents, business owners, politicians and real estate developers, CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM explores the drastic transformation of this historic neighborhood over a ten year span. The film tackles the pressing issues of class and cultural preservation as the neighborhood struggles to change for the better.


Extended Until August 18, 2020, Anthology Film Archives, $6 Ticket

"Incendiary newsreel... INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE offers a rare look at the degradation faced by women incarcerated in a criminal justice system that disregards their basic humanity, from inedible food to neglected medical needs."
Nellie Killian, Tell Me: Women Filmmaker, Women's Stories

"Through her subjects' candid testimony in INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE, Choy reveals the awful conditions under which women are incarcerated at Rikers Island prison in New York City, and a correctional facility in North Carolina. What is especially apparent in Choy?s work is that the point-of-view of the filmmaker in relation to her subjects is neither judgmental nor neutral."
Maria Garcia, Film Journal International

Extended Until August 18, 2020, Anthology Film Archives, New York, $6 Ticket


Available for Virtual Theatrical Runs

"Even as this incisive docudrama confounds the border between reality and fiction, its ideas about gender imbalance and the societal prejudice that locks Black families outside of the American dream remain crystal-clear."
Matthew Eng, Tribeca News

"A fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction employing a number of strategies to create a complex look at different Black American families..."
The New York Times

"A prime example of why repertory houses exist?to show extraordinary movies that are otherwise unavailable or largely undiscussed."
The New Yorker

Extended Until July 26, 2022, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia


Available for Virtual Theatrical Runs

"If you aren't old enough to remember what happened in Roxbury in the '70s, filmmaker Alonzo Speight recaptures the racial violence that tore the predominantly Black town asunder in his documentary, THE PEOPLE UNITED."
The City Sun

"A model instance of community cinema..."
Clyde Taylor, The Institute of Contemporary Art Cinema

...Resonates with the violent imagery of a city in which racism is part of our daily lives."
Michael Blowen, The Boston Globe

July 15- August 11 Anthology Film Archives, New York

Thanks to our funders

TWN Exhibition and Distribution activities are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Ford Foundation, Golden Globe Foundation, Kolibri Foundation and individual donors.