Homecoming Week: NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ In-Person Premiere
Produced and directed by acclaimed director Spike Lee, NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ is a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century, weaving together the stories, memories and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges. Lee conducted over 200 interviews for the documentary series which features first-hand accounts from residents of all walks of life, including first responders, politicians and journalists alongside Lee and his own family and friends, complemented by a treasure trove of visual imagery. The quintessential New York filmmaker uses his unique sensibilities to craft a multi-faceted mosaic of the city as it deals with some of the most life-changing events of the last twenty years. Beginning with the ongoing global pandemic and the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, Lee traverses through time to the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11. This provocative series is an epic chronicle of life, loss and survival in what Lee calls “the greatest city on this God’s earth.” The series captures the flavor and heart of New York City, exploring its resilience and grit and affirming its innate ability to rebound, rebuild and endure.
NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ debuts Sunday, August 22nd on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The four-part documentary series consists of eight chapters in total. Chapters 1 and 6 will be shown at this screening.
6:30 PM: Doors Open
7:45 PM: Introductions with director Spike Lee
8:00 PM: Screening Begins
NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.