Paris is in Harlem

Fri 08 July / Pálás 2 / 19:30

2022 / United States / 110 min / Drama

Paris is in Harlem is a multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day that New York City’s infamous Cabaret or “No Dancing” Law was repealed after 98 years of institutional racism targeting musicians and business owners of colour. It follows several characters through separate but intertwined storylines that converge one winter night during a shooting at a jazz bar in Harlem.

“Paris is in Harlem combines a cinema verité with an intimate drama that asks us to think about our own mosaic.”
— Screen Anarchy

This is a film about life and death, structured like the most freewheeling of American art forms: Jazz – ultimately telling the story of a neighbourhood, a city and an America that will find a way to dance again.

Irish Premiere

Director: Christina Kallas
Writer: Christina Kallas
Producers: Josh Mandel &
Christina Kallas
Cast: Vandit Bhatt, Leon Addison Brown, Tim Eliot, Ellie Foumbi, Laura Pruden, Lauren Sowa, Souleymane Sy Savane, Steve Vause, Chris Veteri Veteri, Marlon Martinez & William ‘Spaceman’ Patterson

Principal funder