cariBBeing Presents Flatbush Film Fest 2nd Edition and Salon 1.0

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The best of the Caribbean's emerging artists and filmmakers take on New York City for four consecutive weekends showcasing their thought-provoking cinema and original artwork.

WHO: The best of the Caribbean’s emerging artists and filmmakers.
WHAT: cariBBeing presents fl@tbush film fest 2nd edition and Salon 1.0
WHERE: MoCADA: 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY and Maysles Cinema: 343 Lenox Ave, NY, NY
WHEN: Friday, October 28 through Friday, November 18
WHY: Thought-provoking cinema and original artwork.

For the second straight year, cariBBeing, an organization dedicated to building community through the lens of Caribbean cinema and art, is presenting fl@tbush film fest. The festival will be held at MoCADA in Brooklyn, NY and Maysles Cinema in Harlem, NY on four consecutive Fridays from 630pm to 11pm starting the last weekend in October and one Saturday in November.

The opening ceremony (Night 1) will be held at MoCADA on Friday, October 28, with a reception before and after the evening’s films focusing on Trinidad, including "3 Line," a shocking supernatural thriller filled with Caribbean folklore. Night 2 will occur on Friday, November 4 when the fest shifts to Maysles Cinema for programming from Guadeloupe and Martinique. In addition to films, Night 2 will include a special performance from esteemed dancer Catherine Denecy, best known for her work with Alvin Ailey and Urban Bush Woman.

Maysles Cinema will also be the home to Jamaica night (Night 3) on Friday, November 11 and a return to Trinidad (Night 4) on Saturday, November 12. Jamaica night will include a screening of "Man Free," narrated by the late Perry Henzell ("The Harder They Come") and encompassing some of the last footage of Henzell before he passed. Night 4, occurring from 630pm to 830pm, will showcase the surrealist fantasy drama "SistaGod" and selected works from acclaimed Trinidadian filmmaker Yao Ramesar.

The festival will return to MoCADA on Friday, November 18 for its closing with Haiti night, screening the controversial “Where Did the Money Go?”, dissecting where the $ 1.4 billion that U.S. households donated to the country went after the earthquake of 2010. As a companion to the film fest, cariBBeing has curated Salon 1.0, an art exhibition showcasing a diverse selection of visual art and photography from some of the Caribbean’s most innovative artists.

According to Festival Director Shelley V. Worrell, “the mission of cariBBeing being executed through fl@tbush film fest is important because we are providing a platform for deserving filmmakers and artists to share their groundbreaking works with a receptive audience.” In just two short years, fl@tbush film fest has featured Caribbean films of virtually every genre while unifying various groups of Caribbean people with one another, as well as non-Caribbean film aficionados for the love of cinema. The festival has received a tremendous amount of support from a number of local Caribbean establishments in New York who have generously donated food and refreshments for the screenings. cariBBeing has also earned backing from Caribbean Students Union, Haitian-American Students Association and Black Students Union, all student-based CUNY organizations who have helped fund fl@tbush film fest.

ABOUT:

cariBBeing is a non-profit organization and is independent of any public or private institutions or organizations. cariBBeing’s focus is on the Caribbean Basin and Diaspora such as Brooklyn’s Flatbush, Toronto’s Brampton and London’s Notting Hill.

fl@tbush film fest is the first Caribbean film festival in NY and is the premier multi-platform distribution and marketing festival for Caribbean cinema and art. Based in Flatbush, Brooklyn and launched in 2010, fl@tbush film fest is the brainchild of Caribbean-American (Trinidadian) Shelley Vidia Worrell.

For more information on cariBBeing’s fl@tbush film fest or Salon 1.0, check out http://www.caribbeing.com.

For all press inquiries, contact David Terra at 917.710.3591 or caribbeing(dot)film(at)gmail(dot)com.

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