Urbanworld is the premiere Afrocentric film festival in the New York City area. This year, it is poised to bring the New York premiere of 4 Caribbean films. Let’s check them out.
Double Play 2
Directed by Ernest Dickerson
Curaçao, 2017 | 130 mins
Set in Curaçao, Double Play, is the story of Dr. Ostrik Fiel’s return to his childhood home, and the haunting memory of fateful events from when he was a young boy. Forty years earlier, over a long standing game of dominoes, the destinies of four men and two women are revealed through a tale of love, loss and deadly betrayal.
The film screens on Friday – Sept. 22, at 8:00 PM, at AMC Empire Theater 13. Buy tickets here.
Written by Eljon Wardally (Grenada/USA)
A high profile case gives Alex the opportunity to ascend to the elite. This new case will force Alex to face his haunting past and crumbling future. With his family and loving girlfriend hanging in the balance, Alex must pay the price for redemption.
The series screens on Friday – Sept. 22, at 10:30 PM, at AMC Empire Theater 13. Buy tickets here.
Brown Girl Begins
Directed by Sharon Lewis (Trinidad/Jamaica)
Canada, 2017 | 83 mins
In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.
The series screens on Saturday – Sept. 23, at 12:00 PM, at AMC Empire Theater 12. Buy tickets here.
Directed by Vashti Anderson
Trinidad & Tobago, 2017 | 94 mins
Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, Asha is drawn to Roger. Their taboo attraction grows, despite family disapproval, political turmoil, and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits.
The series screens on Thursday – Sept. 21, at 5:00 PM, at AMC Empire Theater 10. Buy tickets here.