When The Drum is Beating
Feature Film Program
Free Show

Friday Jul 6, 2012
6:30PMLive Music
8:30PMFilm Begins
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS.

VENUE
Queens Museum of Art
on the lawn
Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368-3398`
Via #7 Flushing, Queens. Exit Mets-Willets Point and follow the signs to Flushing Meadows Corona Park through the exit ramp of the station into the park. Then, follow signs for the Queens Museum on a fifteen-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere, the giant steel globe. The entrance is on the side facing the parking lot.

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Queens Museum of Art
WNYC New York Public Radio
NYSCA New York State Council of the Arts
NYC & Co.
City of New York Parks and Recreation
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Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with NYC & Company and Rooftop Films. The free weekly outdoor festivities feature live dance performances, a concert, and film screening from one of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality.


THE FILMS

When The Drum is Beating (Whitney Dow | USA/Haiti | 84 min.)
Documents the Haitian band, Septentrional. For 60 years this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music — a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats – that turns out thousands of fans. Their extraordinary story is interwoven with the history of Haiti and how it went from being the first free black republic with a huge wealth of natural resources to a shattered country that cannot support its citizens.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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