Keeling's Caribbean Showcase: Shabba at Showdown & 'Smile Orange'
Come for one or both films!
The Best of Shabba @ Showdown
Shabba performing at the height of his Grammy Award winning career, working the crowd at Jamaica's famous club Showdown with his raunchy and humorous vocals. Also featuring performances from top dancehall artists Ninja Man, Papa San, Junior Demus, Risto Benjie and more.
Dir. Trevor Rhone, 1976, 86 min.
Smile Orange makes comedy out of an exploitive situation, to quote one film reviewer, "the tourist is funny and crass; the native who serves and exploits him is crass and funny." Carl Bradshaw (The Harder They Come, No Place Like Home) stars as Ringo, hotel worker who has mastered the art of "getting over" - he sleeps with the guests, cons tourists and imparts dark advice to his younger co-worker: "If you're a black man and won't play a part you're going to starve to death." Beneath the humor lies serious commentary on the complex negotiations of black male subjectivity in post-colonial Jamaica.
Film clip> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_pmARw4MEU
About Keeling's Caribbean Showcase: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Maysles Cinema, Keeling Beckford, Reggae's most prolific videographer shares his vast library of films, concerts and vintage dancehall parties.
$10 suggested admission (No one turned away for lack of funds).
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|