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The 2017 HCX | Haiti Film Fest

The 4th biennial Haiti Film Fest, hosted by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, will be taking place this year, from May 11 – 14.  The Festival, which is a celebration of leaders and trailblazers in Haitian film. Taking place during Haitian Heritage Month in venues throughout Brooklyn, the Festival – featuring over 25 movies, along with panel discussions and networking receptions – will showcase the authentic soul of Haiti and its Diaspora.

Haiti Film Fest Schedule

Opening Night Fundraiser
Thursday, May 11 | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Opening Night will celebrate diverse depictions of Haiti on the silver screen and honor three creative leaders in Haitian cinema: Arnold Antonin, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Rachelle Salnave. The evening will also feature two short films, “The Last Haiti: The Moving Portraits,” by Steven Baboun and “Tezin,” by Shirley Bruno, in addition to film montages highlighting the accomplishments of our three honorees.
Arnold Antonin

Jimmy Jean-Louis
Rachelle Salnave

Tickets to Opening Night include food and drink served at your theater seat, Haiti Film Fest tote bags, and festival passes for priority entry to all screenings. VIP tickets come with special added perks and provide even further support for HCX’s yearlong work of developing, presenting, and promoting Haitian Arts & Culture in NYC.  Buy your tickets HERE.

An Evening of Shorts
Friday, May 12 | Five Myles Gallery – 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238 | 6-9pm

  • Carpediem by Christie Karolane Augustin
  • The Last Haiti: The Moving Portraits by Steven Baboun
  • Toussaint Louverture: Miroir d’une Societé by Pierre Lucson Bellegarde
  • Haiti Is A Nation of Artists by Jacquil Constant
  • Elegy for Stivenson Magloire by Edouard Eloi & Shalom Gorewitz
  • Valiz La by Rosario Lacroix
  • Taking Chance by Jerry Lamothe
  • Haitian Son by Marc-Eddy Loriston
  • Baldwin’s Prophecy by Richard Louissaint
  • Les Pleureurs by Michelle Marrion
  • Minutes to Say Hi by Easmanie Michel
  • See(ah) by André M. Zachary

Documentary Filmmaking in Haiti
with Special Tribute to Arnold Antonin
Saturday, May 13 | St. Francis College – Maroney Theatre – 7th fl. | 180 Remsen st. Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 12-10pm

12:30pmLa Déchirure by Feguenson Hermogène
1:00pm  El Violinista by Richard Sénéchal
2:00pmDe Kiskeya a Haiti : Mais Où Sont Passés Nos Arbres, by Mario L. Delatour
3:00pm – La Dérive Douce D’un Enfant de Petit Goave, by Pedro Ruiz 
5:00pmKeynote discussion featuring Arnold Antonin and other documentarians
6:00pmSpotlight on Arnold Antonin’s Documentary Films 
6:00pmFaiseur de Fanaux
6:15pmCourage de Femme; Benita et Merina 
6:30pmHerby, le Jazz et la Musique Haïtienne 
8:00pm – René Depestre : On Ne Rate Pas Une Vie Eternelle

Haiti Film Fest Closing Day
Sunday , May 14 | St. Francis College Founders Hall | 180 Remsen st. Brooklyn, NY 11201 | 12 – 9pm
12:30pmSerenade for Haiti, by Owsley Brown
1:45pmTezin by Shirley Bruno
2:15pmAyiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin
3:45pm – *Panel discussion with filmmakers Shirley Bruno, Guetty Felin, & Christy McGill 
4:30pmMy Father’s Land by Miquel Galofre & Tyler Johnson
5:30pmSi Bondye Vle, Yuli by Jean Jean
6:45pm – *Panel discussion with filmmakers, scholars, and industry professionals 
7:30pmThe Empty Box by Claudia Santa-Luce  
 Come on out and join us!  Happy Festivalling!!!

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