Screenings Category

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

Posted On April 20, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights: Night of the Diablesse

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. This month, we are showcasing films on Caribbean folklore.  We are screening two films, both tales incorporating the Diablesse. Victim by Ryan Figuera Narrative Short Trinidad & Tobago | 2014 Victim tells the story of Lily, a young woman who’s troubled past leads her to the mysterious town in Marino Valley. The town is known for it’s lovely scenery of the neighbouring mountains, quiet community and the gruesome Valentine Killer. Lily findsRead More

Posted On April 3, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights – Latin Edition

Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. This month, we are excited to be screening Latin films for the first time, as part of the Film Nights series.  The films come from filmmakers from Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago and were shot in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. El Cast by Shea Best Narrative Short T&T/DR | 2014 When Jonas loses a package that may cost him dearly, it is up to his quick-witted friend PazRead More

Posted On February 28, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights – Roots & Culture Film Night

Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. March is month in which we’re going to do some self-exploration.  It’s Roots & Culture Night, where we will view films relating to things near and dear to the hearts of many Caribbean film – our history  and culture. In our first film, Dreadlocks Story, we take a look at the roots of LOX, one of the more visible symbols of Rastafarian culture.  In the film, Linda Ainouche traces the history of locking hairRead More

Posted On January 26, 2015By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights – Caribbean Love

Friday, February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Suggested Donation: $5 Refreshments served. February is month in which we celebrate LOVE, and in our first screening this year, we are featuring films on love.  Check out the lineup below: Our first film is a story about Love gone wrong: A Story About Wendy 1 and 2 Sean Hodgkinson Narrative Shorts Trinidad & Tobago Website | Facebook A Story About Wendy (2012) and A Story About Wendy 2 (2014) follows the journey of Wendy PhillipsRead More