Caribbean Cinema Nights at BGX Studio
Caribbean Cinema Nights, is CaFA's longest running screening series, bringing Caribbean films to various venues in Brooklyn. With this edition of the Cinema Nights, in partnership with PrintbyPrint Group and Black Gotham Experience, we will be bringing Caribbean films to the South Street Seaport District in Manhattan, mixing it with the Black Gotham Experience, celebrating the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625.
Each screening comes with the opportunity to go on one of Black Gotham Experience's interactive walking tours.
This is our last screening in the series. Reserve your seat now.
AUGUST 10 FILMS - Gritty and uniquely Caribbean stories
by Kojo McPherson
STANDING When John channels his restlessness into resistance he learns first hand what it means to come against powerand what it means to have people power.
by Kyle Chin
With a vigilante crowd and the police on his tail a gunman seeks refuge in the neighborhood church. Will Randy find redemption or is it too late? Sunday is a look at salvation among imperfect circumstances.
by Shaun Escayg
Trinidad & Tobago
FISH, a gritty urban tale, tells the story of two homeless cousins desperately trying to survive the streets of Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad. Thieves by street credit, they routinely hunt the local market in search of unsuspecting shoppers. But times are getting harder and the pickings slimmer. Will fortune favor the brave? Or will their desperate actions lead to their demise?
by Joel Burke
MY VOTE A local MP is found murdered. Akeem is on the run and a mob from his very own community wants to show him how they feel.
One Good Deed
by Juliette McCawley
Trinidad & Tobago
ONE GOOD DEED, tells the story of 10 year old Johnny. He is a bright but naughty boy living in a small country village in Trinidad. From terrorizing his brother to stealing mangoes from the neighbors, he causes no end of trouble for his mother. Left alone to look after his brother one day, Johnnys true nature is revealed when he encounters some Douens mischievous spirits of children that haunt the forest.
The Knot Film
by Davina Lee
After secretly casting love spells on each other, a couple find out that digging deep into the dirt and the heart can reveal truths and open up new possibilities for their relationship free of deceit and magic. "THE KNOT," is based on a true story, originally retold by a priest, for the purpose of a magazine article, written by Jacintha Annius-Lee. The article explored the use of Obeah in Saint Lucia, including love ties, which was further explored in the film.
by Wayne Benjamin
Aspiring screen writer Derrick Myers retreats to a vacation house in the mountains for seclusion so he can get the time and space needed to complete his break through project. He believes Jamaica needs a change in it's ways of screenwriting, so he decides to create something new and different, Derrick decides to create a Jamaican horror story with the hopes of getting a movie deal.
On his way to his mountain getaway Derrick has an encounter with an apparition on the side of the road which leads to his next few days in the mountains filled with a series of bizarre and terrifying events, his horror story is about to become a true story.
JUNE 29 FILMS
Ori Inu In Search of Self
by Chelsea Odufu and Emann C. Odufu
Ori Inu: In Search of Self is a coming of age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble.
by Kareem Mortimer
Passage tells the story of a young woman and her brother fighting for survival while being smuggled into the US on a fishing vessel.
MAY 11 FILMS:
"The Seawall" A Film by Mason Richards
The Seawall, a narrative short film shot entirely on location in Georgetown, Guyana, tells the story of Marjorie, a Guyanese woman, who is preparing for her 10-year old grandsons move to America to be with his mother. Struggling with loneliness, and abandonment, audiences watch as Marjorie sacrifices her happiness for her grandsons future.
Scars Of Our Mothers' Dreams
by Meschida Philip
Scars of Our Mothers Dreams is a film that offers a unique, intimate glimpse into the complexities of parental migration through the lenses of children left behind. Years after her own personal struggle to overcome the feeling of childhood abandonment, filmmaker Meschida Philip returned to Grenada in search of others with similar childhood experiences, to find out how their lives were impacted after their parents migrated.
Q+A w/Meschida Philip
Established in 2012, CaFA, is a NY not-for-profit created to share Caribbean films and support Caribbean filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFAs work provides platforms for the exhibition, production, and distribution of Caribbean stories, worldwide.
About Black Gotham Experience:
Established in 2010 by artist/historian Kamau Ware, Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625. BGX reimagines the histories of the places directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories through interactive walking tours, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and events. The heart of this experience are three stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through three centuries: Other Side of Wall Street, Caesars Rebellion, and Citizen Hope.
About PrintbyPrint Group
PrintbyPrint Group (PbPG) is a NYC-based curatorial Arts Education and Advocacy group that uses twenty first century mediums and digital tools to network with industry professionals; providing the public, emerging artists and students from underrepresented groups, with educational and unique events/ experiences, workshops, and access to resources and The Arts. Through our partnerships with emerging artists, local businesses, public education institutions and private corporations/ organizations, we are focused on providing engaging creative experiences to the general public.
We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you!
BGX Studio (View)
192 Front Street
New York, NY 10038
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