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Firehouse Film Club: "The We and the I" on Friday, August 1

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel By Linda Romano

Next up for the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club: "The We and the I," a film by Academy award-winning director Michel Gondry. A New York Times Critics' Pick, "The We and the I" highlights a group of young people as they ride home on the ficticious BX66 on their last day of school.

Gondry recruited his young actors from the Point, a community center in the Bronx, and worked with them over the course of three years on the film. While the bus line may be made up, the film takes us through real neighborhoods in the Bronx and perfectly captures the dynamics of not only adolescence but of an afternoon commute in New York City.

"The We and the I" will be screened at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion. ...

July 17 & 18 at El Barrio Firehouse: A Celebration of Cuba-Inspired Art

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse By Lee Walker Helland

Every month we’re more in awe of the dynamic, community-focused, change-oriented events being offered at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

One exciting upcoming gathering that you won’t want to miss: “I Dream of Cuba,” a two-evening event featuring music and artwork that offer reflections on the culture of that Caribbean nation. On Thursday, July 17, the Firehouse will host an opening exhibiting the art of Nancy Reyes, a Cuban painter whose colorful work draws on the environment around her and the spirituality of Santeria; American artist Lynne St. Clare, who recently produced a photo series titled “Cuba: The Remainders”; Rigo Peralta, a Dominican-born surrealist whose work...

Three Super-Convincing Reasons Why You Should Come to MNN's July 17 Orientation

Classes, Community Media, Events, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Do you live in Manhattan? Are you passionate about something? Do you think video is a dynamic, fun, effective way to communicate? If this sounds like you, and you haven't yet been introduced to the impressive pro-level training available at MNN-- 100 percent free of charge-- then you should come to our next Orientation Session on July 17! Three reasons you won't regret it:

You'll add pro-level skills to your resume. Media Education at MNN is offered in our newly renovated HD facilities, which match up with what you'd find at a national TV network's studio. You'll walk away knowing how to operate a camera in the field, produce in the studio, edit digital video...