Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors
This month is our 3rd annual screening of LGBTQ-themed Caribbean films. Most of the films coming out of the Caribbean focused on the LGBTQ community tends to be documentaries, however, this year, we are going to show three narrative pieces, all LGBTQ focused and all by Caribbean filmmakers. Check out the lineup below:
Dash Out Boys – Ep 1
by the Pink Report
An animated short on the issue of unprotected sex in the gay community in Jamaica. Check out the Pink Report on their website. Watch a preview of the film:
Set in Guyana, South America, ANTIMAN is a film about self-discovery and masculinity in the Caribbean. Anil, an introverted young boy, is pressured by his abusive father, Max, to become a skillful cricket player the way he himself was years before. Although skilled in the game, Anil refuses to play and takes refuge in his love for Dano, an older boy in the village. In order to attend the local masquerade and see the boy he pines for, Anil must win the cricket tournament.
For more information, visit the film’s website. Watch the trailer:
Set against the backdrop of a nation grappling with violent homophobic crime and offering a scathing examination of the underlying hatred for gays rampant in Caribbean societies, Bahamian Kareem Mortimer’s debut narrative feature tells the stories of three very different individuals: Lena, the conservative, deeply religious wife of a secretly gay firebrand pastor; Romeo, a handsome young black man hiding his sexuality from his close-knit and loving family; and Jonny, the conflicted and creatively-blocked white artist in search of himself. All three head for the spectacularly beautiful and tranquil island of Eleuthera, each with a different reason for escaping current circumstances. Soon, their disparate worlds collide in unexpected and affecting ways. This uncommon portrayal of love, loneliness, tolerance, secrets and self-acceptance takes viewers on a poignant multifaceted journey that is enlightening, courageous, and disquieting all at the same time, and which shocks to the very core with its startling conclusion.
For more information, visit the film’s website. Watch the trailer here:
This year Kareem will be participating in a twitter chat with us ahead of the screening. Details to follow.
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