Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors
Reinardo “Mental” Chung
Bad Influence is an animated short film by Mental Chung Creative Labs. The film tells a tale of a young man (Lance), who is convinced by his friends (Jeff , Grains, and Cronic), to assist them in pulling off a Heist. A beautiful plan was orchestrated but none took into consideration the circumstances arising as a result of their individual desires. Caught in a major dilemma, they have to make a speedy decision on how to maneuver themselves so they have a chance of making an escape.
When Patasha is called upon to make a routine delivery to a young tourist couple, she encounters a situation that will test her morality. The young spear-fisherman Samson, also wants to make a transaction, but this one is of a more sinister nature. Coast is an examination of choices, and how ugly or stunningly beautiful this island can truly be.
Watch a clip from the film here:
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Winner: Best Film, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011
Winner: Audience Award, Bermuda International Film Festival 2011
In Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1970s, the two main political parties, the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance their political agenda. Young Ricky is a single father and a community leader whose gang is aligned to one party. One day he meets Kemala, who belongs to a community controlled by the other party: enemy territory, and the two instantly connect. Kemala encourages Ricky to adopt a more passive approach as Ricky tries to navigate his way through the constant social upheaval that seems ubiquitous in his community. Will their love triumph, or will bigger forces win the day? Based on true events.
Watch the trailer here:
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