Friday, Jan 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors
Trinidad & Tobago, 2005
Synopsis: Jeffrey, while working as an accountant at an oil company to please his father, hides his passion for old time calypso music, from him. Then he meets the free-spirited Kala – will he defy his father’s wishes and be true to himself?
Synopsis: When Patasha is called upon to make a routine delivery to a young tourist couple, she encounters a situation that will test her morality. The young spear-fisherman Samson, also wants to make a transaction, but this one is of a more sinister nature. Coast is an examination of choices, and how ugly or stunningly beautiful this island can truly be.
Watch a clip from the film here:
The Coming of Org
St. Lucia, 2012
The Coming of Org is based on short stories written by John Robert Lee, a Saint Lucian writer and adapted for the screen by his daughter, Executive Producer and Director Davina Lee. The story takes a look at three different people who come face to face with their inner demons in three separate ways. The movie highlights Saint Lucian folk stories and music, with most of the dialogue in French Creole.
In the first story, Tison, the main character, is a popular radio DJ in Saint Lucia. He has grown up, like many others in his village, hearing of characters from ancient folklore passed down from generation to generation. He lives his life as a carefree womanizer, until the day he comes face to face with Org. At the climactic moment of his experience, the folk culture collides with his modern life and he “meets his Org”. In the second story, Charlo, we meet Tison again but as a musician and rising star. He moves in next door to an old man, Charlo. He has never seen Tison clearly, but via the sound coming through the thin partition that divides their rooms, the old man is witness to Tison’s growth as a musician. There are tell-tale signs that the old man used to be a folk musician and through Tison’s growth, the old man’s yearnings for music are once again awakened. For the final and third story, Jennifer, Terrance and the Baby, Tison returns home for a visit after international success. What he comes back to is a community filled with gun violence and abuse. The story however revolves around Jennifer, an old friend of Tison, who is a victim of domestic abuse. In a moment of rage and revenge she has a huge mistake in judgment.
Watch the trailer here: