Thursday, December 8, 2022


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Event Details

This is our final screening in the Series for 2018. We have a lot of new and exciting plans for the 2019 season. So, join us and help us close out this year with a BANG!

by Clement Virgo
Canada (Jamaica)

Jamaican-Canadian director Clement Virgo’s landmark feature debut—the first Canadian film made by an entirely black crew—is a searing, poetic portrait of black lives fighting to overcome socioeconomic constraints. Over the course of one Easter weekend in a Toronto housing project, three desperate people—an ex-drug dealer-turned-artist trying to go straight; a boxer coming to terms with his sexuality; and a young woman coping with a breakup—confront the darkest parts of themselves while searching for a path forward.


by Gavin Aaron Mendonca

A lone guitarist sits on the Sea Wall, at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean strumming his guitar. He closes his eyes and begins hearing powerful words in the ancient and native Patamona language, perhaps the voice of ‘Kai’. When he opens his eyes, he finds himself in a new, unfamiliar place. Guided by the words he just heard, he begins his journey through the rainforest of
Guyana, towards the ‘Top of the World’. The journey is a tedious one but rewards him with knowledge and wisdom, and a renewed appreciation for his Home, Guyana.


About the Caribbean Film Series at BAM
The Caribbean Film Series, presents feature films made by Caribbean filmmakers, which highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.

Through the series, the Caribbean Film Academy and the Brooklyn Cinema Collective, in partnership with BAMcinématek, bring films by the best emerging talent from the Caribbean, showcasing Caribbean stories and cultures.

The Caribbean Film Series, is also made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.


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