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Bronx World Film Launches First 'Winter Cycle' at New Cinema on the Sound Venue (City Island)

By: Lisa Reynolds | Bronx World Cinema Winter Cycle 2023 | Image: Walter Krochmal

This Wednesday evening January 4th, non-profit Bronx World Film, Inc. launches its flagship world art house cinema programme, the Cycle, in the Bronx for the first time ever at the recently founded 50-seat arthouse venue Cinema on the Sound, on picturesque City Island. The Cycle, a carefully curated programme of contemporary film from all over the world in all genres and styles, casts a spotlight on filmmakers of color, youth and women, particularly local Bronx filmmakers. It is also the pioneer in the United States of the burgeoning Central American arthouse film movement.

DATE & TIME: January 4th at 6 pm

VENUE: Cinema on the Sound [270 City Island Ave., BRONX]

The launch event features two main attractions. Devils Among Angels is a feature documentary produced in 2018 by Bronx filmmaker Jerry Landi, also Founder and Executive Director of Cinema on the Sound. Its subject is world-class violinist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Marder, who spent his youth in a concentration camp and, upon release, spent the rest of his life playing violin for the world’s élite and teaching tolerance to school children. Landi calls this his most important work. 1979 is a short historical drama, also produced in 2018 and first screened at Festival de Cannes, by late Cambodian filmmaker Vanna Seang. It tells an intimate story of the massive exodus, under the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, of the people of Cambodia, who fled to The Bronx in large numbers and made this borough their largest US settlement in the US during the 80s.

Bronx World Film Cycle, Winter 2023 marks the second collaboration with Cinema on the Sound, after the November Bronx premiere of award-winning short Il Moro - The Moor, a period piece by Daphne Di Cinto about the rise to power in the 1500s of Alessandro de’ Medici, Medici dynasty heir born out-of-wedlock to Pope Clement VII and an African slave. Check for additional films at the launch event, and more programme information to be rolled out in the coming days.

Bronx World Film Premiere of “Il Moro” | November 2022| Image: Fredy Pineda and Picafo News

About Bronx World Film:

Bronx World Film, Incorporated, founded by Walter Krochmal, is duly registered with the New York Department of State Division of Corporations and State Records as a not-for-profit corporation under Section 402 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law effective November 9, 2011. It is exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, cultural, and scientific purposes, a pioneering entity in New York City that works with art house cinema as an art form with untapped potential integral human development. It has as part of its mandate a commitment to the budding Central American film movement, and has created a unique vehicle, not only for film from the region, but also for its various cultural expressions along with films from all over the world.


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