Emmy Award-Winning Actress Brings the New York Film Academy’s Movie Musical “Streetwrite” to The New York Public Library This Summer

Emmy Award-winning actress and NYFA Instructor Blanche Baker directs on the set of movie musical “Streetwrite”

I am very proud that young people all over the city will see our film and engage in conversations about freedom of speech–Blanche Baker.

The New York Public Library will screen the New York Film Academy’s “Streetwrite” at 13 locations this summer. The 23-minute, thought-provoking film is written and directed by, Blanche Baker, Emmy Award-winning actress and senior faculty member at the New York Film Academy’s Acting for Film School.

“Young Adult Librarians at the New York Public Library are looking forward to screening ‘Streetwrite’ at the Library. Films like this speak to many of the real-life issues facing our young patrons and are a perfect entry point into thought-provoking conversations,” says the New York Public Library Manager of Young Adult Educational Programming, Caitlyn Colman-McGaw. 

“Streetwrite” uses street art as a focal point to examine the various ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is curtailed or suppressed. It also explores how certain kinds of expression can be repressive to individuals.

“I am very proud that young people all over the city will see our film and engage in conversations about freedom of speech,” says Blanche Baker.

The film was fully funded by the New York Film Academy, with an international cast of talented Musical Theater Program students working alongside NYFA’s professional faculty of artists.

Original movie musicals are a part of NYFA’s two-year musical theatre conservatory curriculum: the only musical theatre program teaching musical theatre for both the stage and screen.

“We are the only school in the world offering the opportunity to create an original movie musical. The education experience in the NYFA Musical Theatre Program is unsurpassed,” states NYFA Senior Executive Vice President, David Klein.

The New York Public Library will be showing the film through August 29 at 13 of its locations around the city. For those in the New York City area interested in attending a screening of “Streetwrite,” check your local New York Public Library listing for show times.

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