Screenings Category

“The House on Coco Road,” Highlights the Roles of Black Women in the Fight for Justice Amidst The Grenada Revolution – The Caribbean Film Series, April 11th at BAMcinématek Damani Baker’s intimate family portrait of his stalwart mother who moves her family to Grenada to fight for social justice and Black life, and encounters an invasion by the United States.  Q&A with the Director following the film. March 13, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – Filmmaker Damani Baker has amassed a career that spans documentaries, most notably as one-half of the directing teamRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights April 1, 2017 // 7:00PM Brooklyn Studios for Dance // 210 Lafayette St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here This season of the CaFA Cinema Nights, will see the return of “Julia and Joyce,” to the screen in Brooklyn.  We will be presenting the film in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own, Dance Caribbean Collective.  In this, the first collaboration between the two organizations, the film, which features the work of two pioneering Caribbean dancers, is a logical connection – promoting both dance and film, in the Caribbean context. JULIA andRead More
The Personal and Political Awakenings of New Black Activists Converge in ‘Generation Revolution’ – The Caribbean Film Series, February 22nd at BAMcinématek Black and brown youth in Britain fighting for racial, social, and economic justice, inspired by the USA’s #BlackLivesMatter movement, explore the messy world of activism in Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis’ gripping documentary. Q&A panel with the directors and special guests from activist community will follow the film. January 18, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – If you asked older generations, just a few years ago whether young people, millennials ifRead More
Classic British-Trinidadian Film “PRESSURE” Returns to Brooklyn For One Night Only at The Caribbean Film Series, December 5th at BAMcinématek Horace Ove’s underrated 1976 masterpiece highlights generational Caribbean immigrant tensions in Great Britain’s first Black feature film. Press Contact:  Romola Lucas –  romola@caribbeanfilm.org Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release, “PRESSURE” is the first dramatic feature film by a Black director in Great Britain, the Trinidad-born Horace Ové. In the seminal film, generational tensions between Caribbean immigrants living in the Notting Hill area of London are examined with both dramaRead More
Award-Winning Puerto Rican Drama “Cows Wearing Glasses” at The Caribbean Film Series, October 19th at BAMcinématek Intimate portrait of an elderly, ill-tempered painter losing his sight and trying to reconcile his past. Director Alex Santiago Perez in attendance for post-screening Q&A. September 15, 2016/Brooklyn, NY – What significance will your life have when it’s most critical component begins to vanish?  Who will you now be?  This is the crux of Marcelino ‘Marso’ Sariego’s new way of life as the eccentric painter and university professor learns he is going blind inRead More
Carnival Meets Bollywood in Machel Montano starring in “Bazodee” – Caribbean Film Series, September 7th at BAMcinématek Soca music superstar Machel Montano makes his film debut in this classic love story set in modern day Trinidad & Tobago August 12, 2016/Brooklyn, NY – Trinidad is known for more than sandy beaches and tropical flavor – it is also the birthplace of Soca, an increasingly popular soul & funk music version of standard Calypso music. And the leading voice in Soca, singer/songwriter Machel Montano, has now stepped into acting, parlaying his musical drive into drama for the new film “Bazodee,” showing at BAMcinematek just days after New YorkRead More
Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00PM Guyana Arts and Cultural Center 2806 Newkirk St, 2nd FL, Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! This month, we’re back at St. Stephen’s Church in East Flatbush, for our community night film screening. We’ll be bringing you a beautifully made films.  One, an intimate look at the life of a civil servant in Jamaica, diagnosed with ALS.  The other, a look and the connection between a visitor to Trinidad and a mentally ill homeless man. DENIS by Gabrielle Blackwood Documentary Feature Jamaica | 2015 After being diagnosed withRead More
Newfound Creativity Transforms At-Risk Youth in “Art Connect” – Caribbean Film Series, March 15th at BAMcinématek Trinidad & Tobago teens use art to unlock their voices, and hearts, in inspiring documentary.  Director Miquel Galofré in attendance for post-screening Q&A. February 15, 2016/Brooklyn, NY – When learning how to survive and stay safe is not enough, a group of “at-risk” students in Laventille, the most notorious and violent neighborhood in Trinidad’s capital city Port-of-Spain, are selected for an urban art project that blossoms into a two-year process of these young peopleRead More
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6:30PM Made in NY Media Center 30 John St, Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! This year, we’re kicking off our community night film screening season, at a new spot in Brooklyn – the Made in NY Media Center, Dumbo.  We’ll be bringing you an intimate look at the making of a vintage Jamaican dancehall album by a pair of DJs from Israel. CONGO BEAT THE DRUM Kalbata & MixMonster | Israel Filmed in Jamaica (2015) Documentary Feature Two musicians from Tel Aviv travel to Jamaica toRead More
CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN FILMMAKER TO HOST FILM SCREENINGS IN NEWARK Award-winning documentaries to be shown followed by a Q&A Caribbean-American filmmaker Charysse Tia Harper, will host an afternoon of documentary film screenings at the Newark Public Library (Auditorium, 4th Floor) on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, between 1:00PM and 5:00PM.  Award-winning “The Other Side of Carnival” and “12 Months,” along with “Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan,” will be shown. It is free and open to all with a suggested donation of any amount. The event is sponsored by Xplore the World. “This is a veryRead More