MING OF HARLEM:
21 STOREYS IN THE AIR

Dir. by Phillip Warnell
Award Winning feature documentary directed by UK filmmaker and artist Phillip Warnell

MING OF HARLEM:
21 STOREYS IN THE AIR
  • Year2014
  • Countries of ProductionUNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, BELGIUM
  • Running time1h 11min

A documentary exploring secret lives, behavior and extreme levels of human-beast intimacy and communication, focusing on the ‘only in New York’ story of Antoine Yates and his cohabitation in a Harlem high-rise with Ming, a five-hundred-pound tiger and Al, a seven-foot alligator, combined with filmic observation of predators in domesticated geographies.

 

  • Directed PHILLIP WARNELL
  • Production CompaniesBIG OTHER, PICTURE PALACE PICTURES, MICHIGAN FILMS
  • ScreenwritersPHILLIP WARNELL, JEAN-LUC NANCY
  • ProducersMADELEINE MOLYNEAUX, PHILLIP WARNELL
  • EditorCHIARA ARMENTANO
  • SalesBIG OTHER FILMS, LONDON
  • UK limited cinema and DVD distributionSODA PICTURES
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Festival Selections and Sreenings
Ming of Harlem is screening on MUBI (USA) in conjunction with the 2015 New York Film Festival
Tyneside Cinema Gallery (solo exhibition, 2016)
RCA, London (2016)
VIFF Vancouver
Viafarini Milan
New Horizons Poland
Kunst-werke Berlin
Fotogalerie Vienna
FICIC Argentina
FICUNAM Mexico City, includes a regional tour of Mexican cities
Curitiba Brazil
Dieren Film Festival Holland
Festifreak Film Festival Argentina
Rencontres Berlin
Palazzo Grassi Venice
BAFICI Buenos Aires
Indie-Lisboa Lisbon

Tate Modern London
Doc-Point Helsinki
Museum of Hunting & Nature Paris
Signes de Nuit Saarbrucken, Lisbon
Bozar Cinema Brussels
Nova Cinema Brussels
CAC Tallinn
New York Film Festival New York
CPH-Dox Copenhagen
Rencontres Internationale Paris
IDFA Amsterdam
Viennale Vienna
Schermo dell’Arte Florence
Jihlava Czech Republic
Valdivia Chile
Transcinema Peru
FNC Montreal
FID Marseille

“Ming of Harlem is in a genre all of its own”

Ally Derks, Founder of IDFA, Boston Globe
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