Maysles Cinema - 343 Lenox Avenue
Join us for a special screening of ¡Pa'lante, Siempre Pa'lante! (1996, 48 mins) in the second installment of our Studio Screen partnership with Maysles Cinema. In the midst of the African American liberation struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women's movement for equality, the Young Lords Party emerged, raising a militant voice for the empowerment of Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as in the United States. Through intimate conversations with former members and archival footage, the documentary surveys Puerto Rican history as well as the Young Lords's political vision and legacy. The screening will be followed by a talkback session with the film's director, Iris Morales, highlighting her experience as one of the first female members of the Young Lords as well as her work capturing the organization's history in film and the recently published Through the Eyes of Rebel Women.