Street Movies! 2019

Street Movies! 2019

9 Screenings - Aug 7 - Aug 30, 7:30 PM - 9:00PM


Street Movies! is a free screening series for audiences of all ages that tours neighborhoods around the Philadelphia region, bringing a program of independent film - fiction, animation, documentary, and youth and community produced work - from around the world to local parks, lots, playgrounds, and community spaces.  Each screening is hosted by a community organization and followed by a moderated discussion about the topics raised in the films.  It’s a great way to see films, talk about community issues and meet your neighbors.





Street Movies! 2019 Schedule:

Live performances start at 7:30 PM with the screenings starting when the sun goes down at 8:00 PM.


Thursday, August 8 

Host: Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA)
Location: OCCCDA 900 E Howell St, Oxford Circle, Northeast Philadelphia
Rain location: OCCCDA 900 E Howell St, Oxford Circle, Northeast Philadelphia
Emcee: Marangeli Mejia-Rabell
Performer: Jahmena
Films screening: KaroumaSoleil, ME, I Am a RefugeeRUPTURE, Yuizas Kitchen


Sunday, August 11 

Host: Advocates and Descendants of St. Peter Claver & Friends of Hawthorne Park
Location: Hawthorne Park, 1200 Catharine Street, Hawthorne, South Philadelphia 
Rain location: Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St 
Emcee: Denise Valentine 
Performer: Jacqueline Constance 
Films screening: KaroumaT.E.M.P.L.E.St. Peter Claver: Mother Church of Black CatholicsUnearthedBethel Burial Ground


MOVED TO RAIN LOCATION! Wednesday, August 14

Host: Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation & African American United Fund 
Location: Baba Yahya's Garden 2229 N Broad St Uptown, North Philadelphia 
Rain location: Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation 2227 N Broad St
Emcee: Jos Duncan
Performer: Séana The Solstice
Films screening: The Zombies Want the BronxSTADIUM STOMPERST.E.M.P.L.E.They Charge for the SunAFTEREARTH


Friday, August 16 

Host: SEAMAAC and Friends of Mifflin Square Park
Location: Mifflin Square Park 6th and Ritner Streets Moyamensing, South Philadelphia 
Rain location: Houston Center, 8th and Snyder
Emcee: Catzie Vilayphonh
Performer: Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE)


Monday, August 19 

Host: Norris Square Neighborhood Project 
Location: Las Parcelas Community Garden, 2248 N Palethorp St, Norris Square, West Kensington 
Rain location: West Kensington Ministry, 2140 N Hancock St 
Emcee: Marangeli Mejia-Rabell
Performer: Los Bomberos De La Calle
Films screening: FILL AND MOOThe WoodlandThe Zombies Want the BronxMariposaYuizas Kitchen


Friday, August 23 

Host: Kelly Green Project
Location: John B Kelly School, 5116 Pulaski Avenue
Rain Location: New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 312 West Manheim St
Emcee: Farrah Rahaman
Performer: Joy Ike
Films screening: FILL AND MOO, Zahra and the Oil ManI Am a RefugeeSoleilCalling Out for Change


Saturday, August 24 

Host: Masjidullah 
Location: Masjidullah, 7401 Limekiln Pike, West Oak Lane 
Rain location: Masjidullah, 7401 Limekiln Pike
Emcee: Idris Abdul-Zahir
Performer: The Webb Thomas Trio
Films screening: Masjidullah: Struggle for Human ExcellenceZahra and the Oil ManThey Charge for the SunRUPTUREI Am a Refugee


*RESCHEDULED* Monday, August 26 (No live performance, the film screening will begin at 8:00 PM)

Host: VietLead 
Location: Resilient Roots Community Garden, 29th and Cramer Streets Camden, NJ
Rain location: VietLead Camden Office 2770 Federal Street Camden, NJ
Emcee: Sean Brown
Performer: The Webb Thomas Trio
Films screening: Yuizas KitchenThe WoodlandUnearthedSoleilAFTEREARTH


Friday, August 30 

Host: Mill Creek Community Partnership & Philadelphia Housing Authority 
Location: Lucien Blackwell Community Center, 47th and Aspen Streets, Mill Creek, West Philadelphia 
Rain location: Lucien Blackwell Community Center, 47th and Aspen Streets
Emcee: Shauna Hall-Williams
Performer: Kilamanzego
Films screening: Zahra and the Oil ManThe Zombies Want the BronxThey Charge for the SunUnearthedT.E.M.P.L.E.




Street Movies! 2019 Film Descriptions:


T.E.M.P.L.E.- Tell 'Em My People Leave Enriched
​​Dir. Lamont Nathaniel Gibson
​​Documentary, 2019, USA
​​An African-American film student explores Temple University’s encroachment upon the impoverished urban community of North Philadelphia. Raised by one and educated by the other, he finds himself divided between two worlds.

They Charge for the Sun
Dir. Terence Nance
Narrative, 2016, USA
In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

Dir. Derek Kwan
Documentary, 2018, CANADA
Mẹ, mother in the northern Vietnamese dialect, follows two generations of moms as they create a new dish for the family restaurant. Reimagining their parent’s pho shop, the next generation carries on the family legacy through Vietnamese cuisine.

FILL and Moo
Dir. Toshiko Hata
Narrative Animation, 2017, JAPAN
This is a short clay animation for children in the world to inspire an excitement of movies. Fill, a movie fairy, explores the world of movie going through famous movie scenes.

Dir. Zulfiya Hamzaki and Erin Semine Kökdil
Documentary, 2017, USA
Three generations of Native Americans face an uncertain future amidst changing times and landscapes.

Dir. Jess X. Snow
Documentary, 2017, USA
As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i, the Philippines, China and North America, four women take a stand to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations.

Dir. Sokharo Heng
Narrative, 2017, Cambodia
A tribute to the beauty and dreaminess of the traditional Khmer dance.

Zahra and the Oil Man
Dir. Yucef Mayes
Narrative, 2017, USA
Zahra is a 10-year-old brainy girl, who is quick-witted and filled with curiosity. She is full of ideas, and she wants to help her father's struggling business of selling Muslim care products. However, Hafeez has his own strategy and he doesn't want his daughter to disrupt his way of doing business.

Dir. Boubaker Boukhari
Narrative Animation, 2016, United Arab Emirates
Karouma is a gifted boy, who is striving to break through and to leave his parent’s nest to pursue his dreams and live life to its full potential.

Dir. Yassmina Karajah
Narrative, 2017, Jordan & Canada
Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find a public pool in their new city on a hot summer's day. Introducing a cast of first time actors and war survivors who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative.

The Zombies Want the Bronx
Dir. Leo Curbelo
Narrative, 2018, USA
The zombies have overrun Brooklyn and taken over Queens. And now they want The Bronx!

Dir. Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Narrative, 2019, Puerto Rico
Mariposa is a poetic exploration on single motherhood through the words of contemporary poet Rachel Inez Marshall. The story explores the emotional gaps between generations of Latinx Woman. We see how the day to day lives of mothers and daughters flash between love & loss. The film is shot in Spanish Harlem and Puerto Rico. 

The Woodland
Dir. Claudia Claremi
Documentary, 2017, Cuba
In Sierra Maestra, Cuba, José Manuel explains to his granddaughter Malena his world view through deep knowledge of natures' mysteries. Plants and people have great resemblances and must respect each other. José Manuel hopes that Malena inherits the knowledge that he obtained from the father and she becomes a great mountain tree.

I Am a Refugee
Dir. Kate McDonald, Written by Ifrah Mansour
Experimental, 2018, USA
Multimedia artist Ifrah Mansour read her poem “I AM A REFUGEE” at Twin Cities World Refugee Day, where these portraits were taken. 

Dir. Stormey Kelsey and Soleil Kelsey
Experimental, 2019, USA
A short experimental using sun and light to honor black girlhood.

Stadium Stompers
Produced by Stadium Stompers
Documentary, 2018, USA
North Central Philadelphians struggle against a university’s encroachment on their land that threatens the existence of a community and culture.

Saint Peter Claver, Mother Church of Black Catholics: Let Us PrAy! Let Us PrEy!
Produced by Advocates and Descendants of St. Peter Claver Church
Documentary, 2018, USA
The inception, life, challenges, and legacy of Philadelphia’s first Black Catholic Parish and those who were influenced and blessed by the presence of St. Peter Claver, the Mother of the Black Catholics.

The Bethel Burial Ground Film
Produced by Bethel Burying Ground Production Team
Documentary, 2018, USA
An abandoned burial space, once owned by the historic Mother Bethel AME church, where more than 5,000 Black people were interred starting in 1810, was discovered. This is both a story of the struggle to reclaim the overlooked history of Black people in colonial Philadelphia, but also a story of the organizing, coalition building, and strategy employed by community members intent on preserving and memorializing what they termed as, "the ancestors of the African Diaspora.”

Masjidullah: Struggle for Human Excellence
Produced by Masjidullah, Inc.
Documentary, 2018, USA
This documentary looks into Masjidullah’s origins as an independent Masjid, its growth and development through the years, and its members’ vision for the future of their community as it settles into its new campus.






Various locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area and Camden, NJ

Event Type: 
Street Movies!