Hill and Gully Screening!
Hill and Gully
Directed by Patrice Johnson Chevannes
Starring: Teagle F. Bougere, Heather Alicia Simms, Marjorie Johnson,
Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Sidne Anderson Ward, Marcia Dennis, Tyson Hall, Marissa Copeland, Jennifer Joseph, Ian Forest, Donna Duplantier, Ahmat Jallo, Habte Selassie, Celeste Jacqueline Sena
There will be a Q and A following the screening with the director.
Jamaican- American director, Patrice Johnson, premieres her third independent feature film! Patrice is a self taught filmmaker who started God-and all o wee Productions along with her eight siblings years ago in order to document their lives as Jamaicans living in America. God and all o wee is Jamaican patois which means, God and all of us. Her first feature film, Kingscounty, a coming of age film set in Brooklyn and based on a true story , debut in 2003 at the Urban world film festival. Her second feature, Ny's Dirty Laundry, also set in Brooklyn 18 days after the bombing of the World Trade Center and based on true events, was screened at the Cannes film Festival in 2007. Patrice continues her Brooklyn theme with the premiere of Hill and Gully, her first feature not based on true events. Hill and Gully was shot in nine amazing days with the great support of her family and friends! Please come out and support us!!!
Hill and Gully is an urban Cinderella story, set during 2008, the historic election year of Barack Obama. 'Change' is in the air and everything seems possible. The palpable momentum that electrifies the nation and especially people of African descent, influences the lives of three generations of women; an unhappy, single mother who works in a Caribbean restaurant called Hill and Gully, her agoraphobic mother, and her angry ten year old daughter. They each become transformed through the efforts of a psychiatrist who challenges them to speak their deepest wishes and to open their hearts to their secret dreams. As each does so, they discover a new found sense of beauty and freedom; the mother; the liberating power of forgiveness and the love of a shy photographer, her mother; the courage to conquer her fears, and her daughter, the family she always wished she had.
St. Francis College (Brooklyn) (View)
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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