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“PLAY THE DEVIL” Caribbean Film Series at BAMcinématek June 6  //  7:30pm Set in Trinidad, director Maria Govan’s LGBT drama possesses what ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ calls, “primal intensity,” in this tale where religious conservatism and macho patriarchy, combined with denial and sexual suppression, culminates into a passionate reality. In “Play The Devil,” 18 year-old Gregory (Petrice Jones) is set to graduate and make his family, and rural Trinidad village Paramin, proud that their local boy is headed to medical school. However, Greg secretly desires a life far-removed from his religiousRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights May 5, 2017 // 6:30PM IFP Media Center // 30 John St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here On March 17, Derek Walcott, St. Lucia’s and the Caribbean’s Nobel Prize Laureate, passed away.  In honor of his memory, and for those who missed the film the last time it was screened in Newy York, we are hosting a special screening of “Poetry is an Island,” the documentary on his life.  The film will be preceded by the screening of the short film, The Coming of Org, by St. Lucian filmmaker, DavinaRead 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 – 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
COWS WEARING GLASSES (Las vacas con gafas) directed by Alex Santiago Pérez Caribbean Film Series Thursday, November 10th, 7:30pm | BAM Rose Cinemas When eccentric painter and art professor Marcelino (Daniel Lugo) contracts a disease that makes him lose his eyesight, he is forced to rethink his relationship with his daughter, and take stock of a life full of professional success but a personal one that’s totally unsatisfactory, in “Cows Wearing Glasses (Las vacas con gafas),” an intimate portrayal filled with biting humor and a dynamic performance by star DanielRead More
The New York City Premiere of Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan will take place on Sat., June 25, 2016, at 2:00PM at ARTs East New York in Brooklyn. There will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Charysse Tia Harper following the 42-minute documentary. This event is in partnership with a Take Stock Inc. initiative called “Evolution of Steelpan” (EOS). “This is a very exciting time for us,” explains Harper, one-half of the filmmaking team. “We filmed the majority of the US portion of [Panomundo] Part 2 [PanRead More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE Presents New Traditions Festival 2016 JUNE 11 & 12 (New York, NY) June 1, 2016- In honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE presents its second annual, New Traditions Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean, on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6pm. Both performances take place at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. Tickets are available online at for $25. Candace Thompson, Founding Director states that, ‘We are committed to presentingRead More
Friday, June 3, 2016 7:00PM Made in NY Media Center 30 John St, Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! Friday, June 10, 2016 7:30PM Guyana Arts & Cultural Center 2806 Newkirk Avenue, 2nd Fl Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! This month, we are bringing you two critically-acclaimed documentary films, made by filmmakers in Trinidad & Tobago – “My Father’s Land,” by Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofre, and “Smallman,” by Mariel Brown.  Both films will at two different venues in Brooklyn. MY FATHER’S LAND Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofre Documentary Feature Bahamas/HaitiRead More
May 1 – June 30, 2016 Selebrasyon! | Libète/Freedom New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture Haiti Cultural Exchange announced their Second Biennial Selebrasyon! a festival of Haitian art and culture, showcasing the diversity, beauty and vitality of Haiti and its Diaspora – from the traditional to the modern. Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora. HCX launched this biennial celebration in 2014 toward increasing engagement with Haitian Arts & CultureRead More
by Jesse Serwer – LargeUp As part of our Austin Island showcase at South by Southwest 2016 featuring the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands, LargeUp will host a screening of R. City’s documentary What Dreams Are Made Of this Thursday night, March 17th, at 6p.m. Immediately following the movie is a Q+A with Timothy and Theron Thomas of R. City, followed by live performances from Jovi Rockwell, Prya, I Grade Dub, Pressure Busspipe, Verse Simmonds and, of course, R. City, along with DJs Delano Renaissance,DJ Gravy, Deejay Theory andRead More