Special Screening: THE THROWAWAYS

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throwawaysComing to NYC’s Maysles Cinema today, Friday, December 12: THE THROWAWAYS

Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak’s personal exploration of African American inner-city life premiered at the Rated SR Film Festival this Spring. It has also screened at Film Columbia, New Hampshire, Harlem, the Finger Lakes, and the Catskills, among others.

When McKinley was a teenager, his father was killed by police. As an adult, he became addicted to crack and served time for robbery. When he was released, he found himself unable to find work with a felony conviction on his record, and became homeless. Determined to better himself, he pursued film production training via a public access television station and later used those skills to in turn teach youth how to make films themselves at an Albany community center. Witnessing firsthand the problems facing people in his African American community, often at the hands of local law enforcement, and…

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