Paris is in Harlem

Paris is in Harlem

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

On the eve of New York City’s controversial “No Dancing” Law getting repealed, the lives of several strangers are forever changed by a shooting at a historic jazz bar in Harlem. Paris is in Harlem is a symphonic story devoted to the song which is America today – a song of separation, division, and confusion. A world failed by words, a world where only music can transport us to a place where “everything’s gonna be alright.”

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Christina Kallas
Script: Christina Kallas
Cinematography: Sergei Tibor Franklin
Editing: Elwaldo Baptiste
Music: Marlon Martinez, William ‘Spaceman’ Patterson, Antoine Roney, Kojo Odu Roney, Tomoki Sanders, Camille Thurman, VanDarrel Woods, Jordan Young
Actors: Vandit Bhatt, Leon Addison Brown, Tim Eliot, Ellie Foumbi, Laura Pruden, Lauren Sowa, Souleymane Sy Savane, Steve Vause, Chris Veteri
Production: Writers Improv Studio, Industry Standard Pictures, Dragon Summit Culture
Producers: Christina Kallas, Josh Mandel
Co-producers: Allison Vanore
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 110΄
Contact: Writers Improv Studio (

Christina Kallas

Christina Kallas is best known for her critically-acclaimed ensemble dramas Paris is in Harlem (2022, Slamdance/ Galway), The Rainbow Experiment (2018, Paramount+), and 42 Seconds of Happiness (2016, Fox/Tubi), and for the John Hurt starring, Golden-Berlin-Bear-nominated political thriller The Commissioner. In 2019μ she was nominated for Film Threat’s Best Female Director Award alongside Debra Granik, Josephine Decker, Chloe Zhao, and Mimi Leder. Kallas is currently preparing to direct the six-part limited series The Second Attack, a geopolitical thriller around the Iran crisis.


2016 42 Seconds of Happiness
2018 The Rainbow Experiment
2022 Paris is in Harlem