Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Giving Voice

Giving Voice follows students in an annual monologue competition inspired by America’s preeminent playwright, August Wilson.

Thu Nov 19 7:00 PM

The Films

Giving Voice

James D. Stern & Fernando Villena | US | 87

2020. The words of August Wilson are brought to life by a new generation in Giving Voice, following students in an annual monologue competition inspired by America’s preeminent playwright. Appearances by Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.

A Love Song for Latasha

Sophia Nahli Allison | US | 19

2020. The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. Nearly three decades later, director Sophia Nahli Allison’s A Love Song for Latasha removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:00 PM
Short Film Begins
8:20 PM
Giving Voice Begins
9:50 PM
Virtual Q&A with directors James D. Stern & Fernando Villena
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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