Film Lovers & Caribbean Enthusiasts! caribFILM, division of caribBEING, a boutique non-profit based in Flatbush whose mission is to “build community through the lens of Caribbean cinema and art,” presents the 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition. caribBEING presents 11 classic & contemporary films in 7 nights with 4 US Premieres including Ring di Alarm! (Jamaica), No Soca, No Life (Trinidad & Tobago), Cabbie Chronicles (Jamaica) and an encore presentation of the popular, I’m Santana, The Movie (Trinidad & Tobago) throughout 3 cinemas from October 25th through December 6th, 2012. The selections will be shown at Maysles, TriBeCa and Brooklyn Heights Cinemas.
On Saturday, December 1st starting at 7pm we will screen Stones in the Sun (Haiti) by Patricia Benoit which will be followed by Ring di Alarm (Jamaica) by film collective New Caribbean Cinema. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with directors.
Each Film holds high accolades and are highly anticipated:
• Stones in the Sun premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival and winner of Special Jury Prize for Best New Director in April, 2012
• Ring di Alarm sold out screenings at both British Film Institute (BFI) & Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival in September 2012, respectively
Film Festival Information:
Theaters: TriBeCa Cinemas
Doors 6:30pm, Screenings 7:00pm & 9:00pm
General Admission: $15.00, $10 Student/Senior Discount (With ID @ Box Office)
Purchase Tickets Online: http://caribbeing.eventbrite.com/
Since 2010 caribBEING has been dedicated to building community through the lens of Caribbean
Diaspora film, art and culture. To date, cariBBeing has presented three years of successful
programming that included successful presentations of several indoor and outdoor film series, art
exhibitions, cultural programs and residencies showcasing the cultural and artistic
contributions of the Caribbean Diaspora with an emphasis on Flatbush, Brooklyn
drawing over 4k attendees. We find and showcase the best in cinema, art and culture.
About the Films:
Stones in the Sun (2012)
Patricia Benoit (Haiti, US)
Synopsis: NEW YORK, the 1980s. Yannick (the writer Edwidge Danticat), a journalist, is forced to move to her sister Micheline’s home to escape the violence in their native Haiti. Ronald and Vita, a married couple, have also fled the country. And Gerald, a political activist, gets an unwelcomed visit from his father, who was an enforcer with the Duvalier regime. All six must learn to heal from the trauma of the past in this poignant, haunting film.
Ring di Alarm! (2012) – US Premiere!
New Caribbean Cinema: Desmond Young, Joel Burke, Kyle Chin, Michael “Ras Tingle” Tingling, Michelle Serieux, Nile Saulter, Storm Saulter (Jamaica)
Synopsis: OUT OF MANY, one people” is Jamaica’s national motto. And out of eight short films this one feature-length film about life in modern-day Jamaica, made by the New Caribbean Cinema filmmakers’ collective, was born. Moving from the majestic Blue Mountains to the gritty ghetto to the stunning north coast, and spinning stories funny, suspenseful, thrilling and poignant, this is a cinematic mosaic as diverse and complex as the island that inspired it.