The Brooklyn Cinema Collective (BkCC) creates theatrical film showcases for Black and POC filmmakers; the BkCC doubles as a media advocacy and consultancy non-profit for underserved film and media artists in NYC and beyond.
Our services are a direct offshoot of The Luminal Theater's mission as an African diaspora film-centered microcinema venue, set to open in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.
Contact BkCC president Curtis Caesar John at email@example.com to make an appointment.
BkCC is the co-founder of the Caribbean Film Series, forged in 2015 as an ongoing partnership with BAMcinématek and the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) to showcase feature and short films by the best emerging talent from the Caribbean, showcasing Caribbean stories and cultures.
*special sneak preview*
94 min | Trinidad & Tobago | 2017
Directed by Vashti Anderson
with Vanna Vee Girod, Jeremy Thomas, Dino Maharaj, Nickolai Salcedo
Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, Asha, an adrift girl seeking her roots, is drawn to a young fisherman who shares her desire to look beyond. Their attraction grows amidst racial taboos, family disapproval, political turmoil and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits. With an intense blurring of reality and fantasy, superstition and truth, this feature film debut from director Vashti Anderson was a selection at the 2017 L.A. Film Festival.
Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm at BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NYC
These standout films highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.
The Caribbean Film Series, is made possible with donations from the viewing public, and public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.