Homecoming Week: Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

Join us in Harlem for a Homecoming Week screening of Netflix’s extraordinary examination of Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali’s unlikely friendship.


Wed Aug 18 6:30 PM

The Film

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

Marcus A. Clarke | US | 95

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the excon-turned-intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking truth to power. The message they carry, still as potent and relevant today as ever before. Their bond was undoubtedly deep, their friendship real and their legacies inextricably bound. Courtesy of Netflix.

NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

NYC Parks’ Jackie Robinson Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Morningside Park, and St. Nicholas Park, collectively known as “Historic Harlem Parks," are much needed public spaces and each unique for its vibrant history, spectacular natural landscapes, recreation facilities, and historic landmarks.

Maysles Documentary Center (MDC) is a Harlem-based nonprofit organization committed to community, education, and documentary film.

The Lay Out is a group of Brooklyn-based activists and organizers who are helping the Black community reclaim space, time, energy and, most importantly, each other.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM
Pre-Screening DJ Set presented by The Lay Out
8:15 PM
Introductions and Conversation with filmmaker Marcus A. Clarke, moderated by Inney Prakash (Programmer at Maysles Documentary Center)
8:30 PM
Film Begins


How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. All children 12 and under can attend with a vaccinated adult. Masks are strongly recommended for children. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will be provided!

Can I bring food and drinks?
No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

Where will the screening take place within Jackie Robinson Park?
The screening will take place through the entrance on Bradhurst Avenue and 148th Street. You will turn into the park on Bradhurst and into the Amphitheater Plaza.

How accessible is this venue?
This venue is wheelchair accessible through the ramp entrance slightly further North on Bradhurst Avenue. If you have any questions or concerns, please email tickets@rooftopfilms.com.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.

Is there anything I'm not permitted to bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.


Jackie Robinson Park

Bradhurst Av and W 148th St, New York, NY 10039

venue on Google Map

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