Events Category

USA, September 10, 2014 – 12 Months (2014), a documentary about a man who rents his home for a year to a family in transitional housing for $1 per month, will be shown on Friday, Sept. 19th at 12:00PM at AMC 34th Street Theatres as an official selection of Urbanworld Film Festival. The festival runs between September 17th and 21st and is hosted by BET Networks and sponsored by HBO. “I am very excited to be screening our film [at Urbanworld Film Festival]!” exclaims award-winning director and producer Charysse TiaRead More
About the Film: The Black Moses, a film by Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper, starring Dennis Haysbert, and described as being somewhere between a documentary and narrative, uses the mythological figure as a means by which to tell the story of Lynden O. Pindling, the country’s first native leader, and his quest to bring social, political, and economic Independence to The British Bahama Islands. The name “Black Moses” – its mythology -­‐ dates all the way back to the formation of the New World – it’s a poem that goes back asRead More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Demedrius Charles Productions in collaboration with Austrie Films are excited to announce this year’s most anticipated web series, Marcello, premiering July 20, 2014, 2 – 5 pm, at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. “Marcello,” played by Emmanuel Rodriguez, tells the story of a young man who is a gun for hire. He is constantly struggling to deal with the effects of a complicated and possessive mother played by Justine Hall; a woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Emotionally, Marcello is so unreachable, that he turns to theRead More
Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora Contact: Minna LaFortune                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 917-771-7935 Email:sacd@sac-diaspora.org Caribbean Film Academy Contact: Romola Lucas Tel: 877-978-4398 Email: info@caribbeanfilmacademy.org June 5, 2014 The Board of Directors and membership of Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD), and the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), invite the public to join us on June 14, 2014, for our first Caribbean Leaders Film Series: Exploring the Caribbean Influence on the Global Socio-Political Landscape, in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  To begin the series, we willRead More
This year’s Festival, hosted by Poets & Passion-A Caribbean Literary Lime, will beheld on June 8, 2014, at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Suggested donation – $10 Adults and $5 Children. Now in its third year, this afternoon-long program for readers of all ages highlights the range and diversity of work emanating from the Caribbean and its Diaspora in all the official languages of the region (Dutch, English, French; Spanish) and related native languages. “The 2nd staging of WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest atRead More

Posted On April 20, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Events

Eljon Wardally: Docket 32357 and Bishop

Eljon Wardally, a playwright and web series author hailing from the Spice Isles, is busy at work bringing her two latest projects to the people.  Already a popular blogger on surviving strokes, “IMakeTheStrokeUnitSexy.com,” Eljon, a young stroke survivor herself, is on the verge of a breakthrough year, with the release of “Docket 32357,” and “Bishop,” the web series and play, she penned. Docket 32357: Now a web series, premiering online on April 28, 2013 at 7:30pm, Docket 32357 began as a full-length play.  The first act of the play becameRead More

Posted On March 10, 2014By Romola LucasIn CaFA News, Events

Derek Walcott’s Pantomime in Brooklyn

The Caribbean Cultural Theatre, an organization based in Brooklyn, which presents works by Caribbean, Caribbean based and/or influenced artists, presents “Pantomime,” a play written by Derek Walcott, St. Lucia’s Nobel-Prize winning poet. Event Details: Featuring: Iyaba Ibo Mandingo & Nathan Oesterle Dates and Times: Fri., Mar 21; 28 @ 7:30 pm; Sat., Mar 22; 29 @ 3:30* & 8:00 pm; and Sun., Mar 23; 30 @ 6:30 pm. Location: Actors Fund Actors Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street (bet Hoyt & Smith Sts), Brooklyn, NY 11201 Admission:  Gen. Adm: $25.00, Student/Seniors*: $15.00.  Tickets can be purchased HERE. Additional Information: info@caribbeantheatre.org / 718-783-8345 / 718-270-62180 ____________________________________  About Pantomime:  The Play embraces several issues of racial and cultural equality,Read More

Posted On March 7, 2014By Romola LucasIn Art in NY, Blog, CaFA News, Events

Caribbean Art in NY – ARC

For those of us living in New York, comes a welcome and exciting treat – two days of Caribbean centered art, brought to us courtesy of the folks at ARC Magazine – “Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion.”  The event comes in two parts – first, the Artists’ Talk at Volta NY, in the City, then the Art Exhibition at Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn.  This two-day event was made possible through a programming partnership between ARC Magazine and VOLTA NY. Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, will showcase how artists are reconsidering and re-evaluating evolvingRead More