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Joebell & America

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Wednesday June 28th is something extra special we've been working on -- the first of our Summer 2017 outdoor screenings...the first of which is FREE!

by Asha Lovelace
(Trinidad & Tobago)

Based on the short story by her father, famed Caribbean novelist and playwright Earl Lovelace, the film tells the story of Joebell, a gambler, who concocts a risky plan to escape Trinidad for the promise and fantasy of a better future in America. Prepared to leave everything behind, including his newfound romance with the village beauty, Joebell sets out for his final destination, with each step of his journey revealing truths about himself and illuminating the island he had always taken for granted.

This edition is a special partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy's CaFA Cinema Nights long-standing program of Caribbean cinema, and UnionDocs, the center for documentary art that presents and produces pioneering records of reality.