Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors
Come join us for a good lime an’ gyaff.
This month we are happy to screen 4 films from Guyana. Filmmaking in Guyana is not progressing as rapidly as in T&T and other Caribbean countries, but we are happy to see great quality films being made there nevertheless and would love to share them with you. Check out the lineup below. Three of the films were made by Guyanese filmmakers, the fourth, by a Canadian filmmaker.
The Seawall is a narrative short film shot entirely on location in Georgetown, Guyana, and centers around Marjorie, a Guyanese woman, as she prepares for her 10-year old grandson’s move to America to be with his mother. Struggling with loneliness, and abandonment, audiences watch as Marjorie sacrifices her happiness for her grandson’s future. For more information, check the film’s FB page. Learn more about Mason Richards, here.
Watch the trailer here:
Nyoike (‘Nyo’), in an attempt to get back into the rhythm of his life, returns to his bar after spreading the ashes of his wife, Hope, on the Georgetown seawall. Still reeling from the loss he is not in a hospitable mood when his longtime friend and photographer, Fargus, shows up uninvited. Fargus fails to engage Nyo and leaves a picture he had taken of Nyo and Hope on the counter. Nyo’s wedding ring, and now this picture, are all that he has left of his wife.
Watch the trailer here:
‘Tin City Voices’ is the story of survival in a third world slum. Filmmaker Elijah Marchand explores a shantytown in Georgetown, Guyana. His purpose is to find hope amongst the struggles of an unnoticed population. We discover the story of an abused woman, a pregnant mother, and a man struggling to find redemption for his violent life. Their stories do not intersect but run parallel. The film uncovers the psychological environment that confines each of the characters. As Elijah searches, camera in hand, through alleys that form the puzzle pieces of the ghetto, we are taken through a stirring story of rebirth and forgiveness amongst despair and violence.
For more information, visit the film’s FB page. Watch the trailer here:
On a beautiful day in the South American city of Georgetown, Guyana, a young couple drop off their daughter Rebecca and her little brother Aaron with their Grandmother before traveling on business. With parting hugs and words of love, Rebecca retrieves her favorite book, not realizing that it would be the last time she would see her parents alive. Weeks later, their days are marred by their distressed Grandmother’s harsh words and rough hands. Rebecca yearns for an escape, and finds hope in the intervention of Lindsey, a young witness to Rebecca’s plight who offers respite through an after school program.
Plagued by her own demons, her Grandmother dismisses his help. Undaunted, Rebecca soon discovers that her Granny’s violent harshness and sharp tongue hides a troubling disability and desolate past. In a small but powerful gesture, Rebecca reaches out with an offer of her own, opening the door to better days for her new family.