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Player Hating: A Love Story - film and director Q&A

What: Player Hating: A Love Story
When: Tuesday, June 24, 2014  7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

Player Hating: A Love Story (2010, 95 min), by Maggie Hadleigh-West - follows the life of Brooklyn hip-hop artist Half-a-Mill, as he struggles to escape ghetto obscurity, and an underground world of poverty, gangs, and violence, to gain fame and success in the music industry.

Our screening will be followed by Q&A discussion with director and producer, Maggie Hadleigh-West, via Skype.

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PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY follows Half-a-Mill and his Brooklyn crew, The Godfia Criminals, as they struggle to launch Milion, in an effort to attain money, success and recognition through music. Player Hating delves intimately into the lives of young “thugs”, and takes the viewer into an underground world of poverty, alienation, gangs, violence and music that most audience members have an inkling of, but few rarely see –unless they've lived it.

New York Times review - "Volatile! Intimate and never condescending, Ms. Hadleigh-West’s on-the-fly shooting style opens a portal to an alien land, a corner of America where many whites fear to tread." – Jeanette Catsoulis

Maggie Hadleigh-West is an internationally recognized social justice activist, filmmaker, producer, and public speaker. She has won countless awards, including the prestigious 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Currently Maggie is in production on her fifth film, SICK TO DEATH!, an expose which examines the medical industry's worldwide failure to attend to the nearly 59 million individuals that suffer from thyroid diseases. To see more on her works, please visit her websites:, and

The Venue:

PARKING INFORMATION - Street parking on 11th St and on adjacent streets – avoid Residential-Only spots. Two (2) parking garages are a short walk away (*14th St near Target, and *Park Rd at Giant Food) and there’s the Columbia Heights METRO Station. We encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the METRO or the parking garages. Thank you!

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  • Dunori V. P.

    How was it?

    June 25, 2014

  • Sean D.

    What time does it start?

    June 24, 2014

  • Sean D.

    I'll try to make it. Ni bible study tonight.

    June 24, 2014

  • Joi

    I'll be out of town that day. Does anyone know if this will be shown again anywhere else?

    June 17, 2014

    • Jonathan B.

      No immediate plans to show again...

      June 17, 2014

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