Step Right Up, Folks! Watch the trailer for JIG SHOW!

Documentary filmmaker Leslie Cunningham is making the film that has become her life's work. Nearly ten years in creation, JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana is preparing for big screens around the globe in 2020. Watch the extended trailer now! In JIG SHOW, Cunningham and a cast of colorful characters take viewers on … Continue reading Step Right Up, Folks! Watch the trailer for JIG SHOW!

Don’t wait for the film! See the Brown Skin Showgirls!

  Step Right Up, Folks! I've got big news! In an effort to document the rich history of my grandfather Leon Claxton's Black and Cuban stage show, Harlem in Havana,  I'm creating a collection of black and white photography books called Brown Skin Showgirls. And,  the Cuban Edition, Vol II, is now available on Amazon!  Brown Skin Showgirls, … Continue reading Don’t wait for the film! See the Brown Skin Showgirls!

Super Studs, Brownskin Showgirls and Challenging Identities- My Artist Journey

From making film to writing lyrics to painting on a blank canvas, I am at peace in the world when I am creating. A writer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker, I come from a family of artists and musicians from Los Angeles, CA. As a kid, all I ever wanted to do was go to … Continue reading Super Studs, Brownskin Showgirls and Challenging Identities- My Artist Journey

HAYTI! The Hippest Black Film Festival in the South Just Got Better!

By Leslie Cunningham, filmmaker and TRIBES Team If you haven’t noticed, Durham’s Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF) is bringing something fresh and new this year and Bull city film lovers are taking notice! I’m a longtime fan of the annual festival which is one of the longest-running Black film festivals in the country. I’m damn sure proud of … Continue reading HAYTI! The Hippest Black Film Festival in the South Just Got Better!

JIG SHOW HITS FRESH DOCS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, DURHAM, NC!

Friday, September 22nd @ 7 pm, Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus, Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina 27701  The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a feature documentary film by Leslie Cunningham who takes viewers on a tour of her grandfather’s Black and Cuban traveling show that … Continue reading JIG SHOW HITS FRESH DOCS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, DURHAM, NC!

Dancinema presents a Work in Progress Screening of JIG SHOW, July 29, DC area

  The Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival's feature film series continues Saturday, July 29 @ Dance Exchange with a work-in-progress screening of the coming feature documentary film, JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana by filmmaker Leslie Cunningham. 7:00pm - 7:30pm Harlem in Havana Photo Exhibition and Event Seating  7:30pm - 8:30pm Film Screening Q &A/ Feedback … Continue reading Dancinema presents a Work in Progress Screening of JIG SHOW, July 29, DC area

JIG SHOW film work in progress screening, April 4, 7pm, Beyu

Check out photos from the wip screening at Beyu Caffe in Durham, NC: Join SDF and Beyu Caffe for a lively evening of entertainment, film clips, and conversation about Leslie Cunningham's work-in-progress, JIG SHOW: Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana! Come one, come all! Tuesday, April 4th @ 7pm. Visit here to learn more. http://beyucaffe.com/events/be-connected-the-southern-documentary-fund-presents-for-us-by-us/