- Veterans Memorial Building Rotunda
- June 15, 2018
- All Day
Proceeds to benefit the Los Angeles-based Jamaican Cultural Alliance
(To purchase tickets select the blue register button or for more information visit www.JamaicaCulture.org).
Mom very enthusiastically is talking with a friend. So she doesn’t see her baby climbs out from the pram, takes
a walk through the park and discreetly returns back.
Genre: Animation, Short
Director: Ivan Maximov
Producer: Alexander Gerasimov
Country: Russian Federation
6:30pm: Cross My Heart
7:00pm: The Revolution of the Fairytale
- Snow White (incorporating Vitiligo awareness, and speaking on the story of Gene Miles of Trinidad)
- The Wizard of Oz (incorporating The heroes of the Haitian Revolution, incorporating Orisha elements )
- Alice in Wonderland (the story of the black Caribs ) Ras-punzel – merging Caribbean folklore.
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Genre: Sci-Fi, Technology, Film Poem
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Writer: Radheya Jegatheva
Producer: Radheya Jegatheva
8:30pm: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.
Genre: Documentary, Music
Director: Sophie Fiennes