JUNE 4, 2019

About the Caribbean Film Academy
Established in 2012, The Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora.  CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film from the unique perspective of the Caribbean.

About The Luminal Theater
The Luminal Theater provides fully-curated exhibitions of diverse cinema and media of the African diaspora (African-American, African, Caribbean, Afro-European, etc.), allowing these artists to present their work within our unique brand of shared audience experiences, centered in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy), Brooklyn and surrounding communities.

In a rapidly-changing Bed-Stuy, and Brooklyn, we excel at keeping Black art alive through the cinematic arts.

In making these films and filmmakers accessible beyond film festivals and web-based/streaming services, and viewed in a collective environment – as cinema is best utilized as a shared audience experience – we serve this community’s diverse and growing population of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, multiple discipline artists and art-minded people which Bed-Stuy possesses and attracts in abundance.

The Luminal Theater continues to and is ready to further service these underserved artists and audiences.

 About BAMFilm
Since 1998 BAM Rose Cinemas has been Brooklyn’s home for alternative, documentary, art-house, and independent films. Combining new releases with BAMFilm year-round repertory program, the four-screen venue hosts new and rarely seen contemporary films, classics, work by local artists, and festivals of films from around the world, often with special appearances by directors, actors, and other guests. BAMcinématek has hosted major retrospectives of filmmakers like Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, John Carpenter, Manoel de Oliveira, Luis Buñuel, King Hu, and Vincente Minnelli (winning a National Film Critics’ Circle Award prize for the retrospective), and hosted the first US retrospectives of directors Arnaud Desplechin, Hong Sang-soo, Andrzej Zulawski, and Jiang Wen. Since 2009 the program has also produced BAMcinemaFest, New York’s home for American independent film, and has championed the work of filmmakers like Janicza Bravo, Andrew Dosunmu, Lena Dunham, and Alex Ross Perry. The 12-day festival of New York premieres, now in its tenth year, ran from June 20—July 1, 2018.