Sep 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Caribbean Cinema

Film Fete: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2013

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Today marks the official start of the 8th annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, or ttff/13. A venture of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, the event, known for offering the best films within the Caribbean Diaspora and contemporary world cinema, is the largest of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. This year’s edition, which kicked off yesterday with TKTK, runs through Oct. 1 and includes over 120 films, with screenings held at locations ranging from large cinemas to amphitheatres and parks.

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Watch Me Now: New Caribbean Cinema’s ‘Ring Di Alarm’ In NYC

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Fresh off the success of their debut feature Better Mus’ Come, the crew of emerging filmmakers known as New Caribbean Cinema are back with a new feature, Ring Di Alarm. Described as Tales From The Hood meets the Caribbean, Ring Di Alarm collects seven short films from the six up-and-coming directors that make up the NCC collective: Better Mus’ Come director Storm Saulter, Michelle Serieux, Joel Burke, Nile Saulter, Michael “Ras Tingle” Tingling and Kyle Chin.

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Cinema Antilles: The Flatbush Film Fest Goes Francophone

Words by Jesse Serwer

CariBBeing‘s Fl@tbush Film Festival, a month-long series of weekend screenings which launched last Friday at MoCADA in Brooklyn (in Fort Greene, however, not Flatbush), switches locations tonight to the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, for a pair of documentaries from the French Antilles. While Janluk Stanislas’ Nou Yorkers follows a crew of graffiti writers from Guadeloupe who sojourn to New York City to mingle with idols and practice their art in its mecca, Conversation A Une Voix…Avec Max Cilla tells the story of traditional flute master Max Cilla, known as “Le Pere de la Flute” (“The Father of the Mountain Flute”) in Martinique.

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LargeUp TV: Better Mus Come Director Storm Saulter

Words, Photos and Video by Martei Korley

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[UPDATE: LargeUp is presenting the official US premiere of Better Mus Come at Lincoln Center on Feb. 16, 2012. Get your tickets and more info here.] I first met Storm while on assignment in Kingston for Trace Magazine‘s Jamaica issue, by the pool of the Hilton Hotel. Surrounded by cool creative people, the summer of ’05 lent its own special magic to the scene. Jah Cure had a top song in rotation on Hot 97, and Turbulence was storming up international charts with 77Klash’s groundbreaking punk-infused production on “Notorious.” Storm’s casual and humble demeanor belied his talent, but such is often the case with truly gifted people. He contributed a stellar photo of then Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mark Shields for the issue. Very memorable indeed, and in hindsight a precursor of greater things to come.

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