Nov 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Independent Film: Jamaica Doc “One People” Premieres in Kingston, NYC + London

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Today marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, a milestone being celebrated in various ways not just across Jamaica, but across all of the diaspora capitals, and around the world. One of the many events celebrating the milestone is the world premiere of One People, a public-sourced documentary (meaning regular people, as well as some professionals, were asked to film and submit their own footage in the spirit of inclusiveness) premised around the simple question (as asked to Jamaicans and “friends of Jamaica locally and oversea), “What does Jamaica mean to you?”

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Do the Reggae: Brooklyn Film Series Celebrates Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary

Words by Emily Shapiro—

As you all know, Jamaica celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Indepdendence in a few weeks and the country has planned some massive celebrations. If you can’t swing a trip over for the festivities—and you happen to be in New York—don’t stress because Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek is bringing a little bit of yard to us with their “Do the Reggae” film series. Named for the 1968 Toots and the Maytals song that was the first known track to use the term “reggae,”  14-film series runs from Thursday August 2 through Monday August 6 and will focus on music-centric films created between 1971 to 1983.

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“Wah Do Dem” Premier At BAM Sell Off! Now Screening All Week @ Village Cinemas in Manhattan

Words by DJ Gravy

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Sam Fleischner Preps for “Wah Do Dem” NYC Screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Posted by DJ Gravy


Make it here, you make it anywhere is what Frank said, and it still rings true as ever.  For Sam Fleischner, writer and director of the award winning indie film, “Wah Do Dem”, his moment of truth comes tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15th, the film’s New York premier. His film about a Williamsburg hipster’s misadventure traveling across Jamaica by any and all means necessary under less than ideal circumstances debuts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

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