Screenings Category

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
Haitian Immigrants Clash with Dominican Forces in “Cristo Rey” – Caribbean Film Series, December 3rd at BAMcinématek Santo Domingo-set drama mixes ‘Romeo & Juliet’ with complex racial issues. Director Leticia Tonos Paniagua, in attendance for post-screening Q&A. November 3, 2015/Brooklyn, NY – Ongoing conflicts between undocumented immigrants from Haiti living and working toward a better life in the adjoining island nation of the Dominican Republic, and the more recent hostilities this past summer with the deportation of Haitian men, women, and children born there to non-citizen parents, is the inspirationRead More
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. October is Halloween in New York.  Many Caribbean people like us, have no real connection to Halloween, so to celebrate Halloween, we’ll be screening Caribbean films telling stories on our Folklore.  As a people, we are not too much into horror, but we are known for our humour and folklore – to celebrate them, we’ll be screening two hilarious films based on our folklore – one from Antigua, the other, Jamaica.Read More
Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. September usually means one thing to the West Indian in New York, CARNIVAL!!.  While we will not be screening carnival films per se, we will be screening films from the land of carnival.  This month is also the 10th Anniversary of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, yet another reason to celebrate films from the twin islands.  The films we will be screening – all shorts – represent a variety of genresRead More
Friday, August 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. August is Black Pride in New York, and to celebrate, CaFA Film Nights will be dedicated to the Queer Caribbean.  As is the case in other parts of the world, the lives, work and art of Caribbean LGBTQI people are rarely given the attention they deserve and we hope in our own little way to change that.  Let’s take a look at the films being screened. Out on the Tracks DocumentaryRead More
Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served.   This month we are screening films by Caribbean filmmakers in the Diaspora.  Like filmmakers in the Region, Diaspora filmmakers are hard at work, creating their space as emerging filmmakers telling stories not obviously “Caribbean.”  But, they are our storytellers too, so let’s take a look at the films being screened. CLARITY by Kofi Okai of Team UNTLD. Jamaica/Ghana/Brooklyn Narrative Short Exploring the space within non linear storytelling, Clarity embarks onRead More
Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. This month, we are screening French/Creole Caribbean films.  Two films are narrative shorts and the third, a documentary short. Papa Machete Produced by Jason Jeffers Documentary Short Haiti, 2014 200 years ago, the slaves of Haiti defeated Napoleon’s armies in the historic revolution of 1791-1804. One of their weapons was the very tool they used to work the land: the machete. Papa Machete explores the esoteric martial art that evolved from this victory throughRead More