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This Saturday on "INSIDE NEW YORK": Part 2 of an Exclusive Interview with Legendary Director Michael Schultz

Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Saturday, November 1st, MNN's "INSIDE NEW YORK" salutes the work of Michael Schultz, the legendary theater, film and TV director. Schultz's latest film, "Awake: The Life of Yogananda," has been extended in New York theaters through November 7th.

In Part 2 of this exclusive interview, airing this Saturday at 8:30 pm, the Tony-nominated and award-winning director best known for his groundbreaking "coming of age" classic film, "Cooley High," takes us behind the scenes of this cult classic as well as other popular and award-winning films that helped him to become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood.

Schultz's films, which are credited with changing the face of Hollywood, include "Cooley High," "Car Wash," "Greased Lightning," "Which Way is Up?," "Krush Groove," "The Last Dragon," and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Schultz has also directed many of TV's biggest hit series, including "The Rockford Files," "Starsky and Hutch," "Baretta," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," and "Cold Case."

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YC Spotlight: "#SpookSpeaks on the #Ferguson Community"

Community Media, MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Latest YC Spotlight: "#SpookSpeaks on the #Ferguson Community", the first video in a new mini series from the producers at MNN's Youth Channel.

In this segment, the literary artist Spookwrites talks about her experiences in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown. The footage is from Spookwrites' recent visit to the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

Watch the video to hear this influential up-and-coming artist and activist reflect on the events as a member of the Ferguson community and on the conclusions she's made after being shot by an unknown assailant.

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MNN El Barrio Firehouse to Host 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Save the dates!

On November 13th, 14th and 15th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host more than a dozen movie screenings as part of the 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF).

The festival, dedicated to helping artists explore issues surrounding Puerto Rican heritage and "develop their craft with direct input from their target audiences," runs throughout NYC from November 12th to 16th. The MNN El Barrio Firehouse regularly hosts events aimed at creating dialogue and relationships among activists, artists, cultural institutions, media organizations and local residents. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, these forums foster collaboration, social service and social justice in the Harlem community and beyond.

A sponsor of IPRHFF, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse will present 16 films, exploring a wide range of themes including violence, religion, love, drugs, end of innocence and much more. ...