Watch GODSPEED At Outdoor Film Festival – Launching In East Harlem This July!By The DivaGals | July 6, 2022 | Entertainment
Into Afrofuturist sci-fi feature films? Set in the near future, GODSPEED features a brilliant tech editor plagued by terrifying psychological symptoms, who refuses to believe the revelation that she’s not human — and that the only cure that will save her is on another world. It premieres at the Outdoor Film Festival on July 7.
Hi-ARTS, New York City’s premier incubator for urban art is behind the inaugural Outdoor Film Festival. Part of the Festival of New York, this three-day cinematic event runs through July 8. It’s being presented in partnership with George Washington Houses’ 1809 Resident Watch with the support of the Maysles Documentary Center.
The Outdoor Film Festival consists of a series of interactive workshops and film screenings set in open spaces and nature in East Harlem. With each day given a thematic focal point, the festival is centered around intergenerational healing as it relates to Black and BIPOC communities living in Harlem and across New York City.
The festival takes place in both the outdoor gardens of George Washington Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing development, and El Barrio’s Artspace, home of Hi-ARTS. The Outdoor Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 6, in the Peaceful Antilles Garden at George Washington Houses with Taking Root ‘n’ Talking Roots, and includes a series of two interactive workshops led by Hakim Pitts, artist and associate producer of the BlackStar Film Festival award-winning documentary In Our Mothers’ Gardens featuring Tarana Burke. Register for events at www.hi-artsnyc.org.