Friday, September 26, 2014
4pm – 12:30am
YOUTH BLOCK I
No Two Alike
An inside look at what happens during a snowstorm.
Yolanda Centeno/SPAIN/ 2013/9MINS/FANTASY
Zugzwang in German means obligation to move. Life and chess are not so different. There is a moment in life where you know you have to make a decision, but the best thing to do would be not to make any move. But… you must. We simply call this being screwed. In chess, they call it Zugzwang.
Mirror is the story of twin girls who do everything together. As they embark on their teenage years they begin to question their lives and look at the way they interact with each other and the world.
A boyfriends selfish desires and passive attitude leads to his most destructive moment.
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Jill Morsey/USA/2012/90 min. /Documentary
Told from a first person perspective, “Fight Like A Girl” is about women overcoming their demons through boxing, while telling a larger story about abuse, trauma, mental illness and healing. In a gritty, first-person narrative that was shot over a period of five years, filmmaker Jill Morley delves inside the little-known world of female boxers to meet the women who are passionate about fighting hard. She gets pulled in to this culture as she trains for the New York Golden Gloves. From world champions to amateurs training for local tournaments, Jill discovers they all have a lot in common. Throughout the film, how she and the other women she trains with arrive at boxing is revealed. The real emotional history, and traumas bubble up fleshing out a compelling story about women overcoming adversity in what many consider a violent sport.
Johnatan Green- Jahanara Saleh/ USA /2012/30min./Q & A /Drama
IMAGINE follows John Morris (Scott Wolf) on his healing journey while under the influence of a new product experiment, charged water: water that has been influenced by a specific thought or energy. Nearly a year after he loses his only child, John begins to relive some of his memories of that time. The charged water isolates the truth of his memories from the elements of guilt he had associated with them, ultimately leading him to a place of hope where he finds a second chance at a healthy life again.
Cast: Scott Wolf, Melissa Deppe Fischer
Sandra Nixon/Usa/2013/15:36 Min. / Drama/ Eng
When a career becomes an obsession, a choice is made that results in a tumultuous consequence. A pivotal event shatters the fabric of the picture-perfect family.
Geoffrey Dunn/Michael Horne/ USA /2008/90min./Q & A /Drama
CALYPSO DREAMS is an intimate portrait of some of the true Calypsonians in Trinidad and Tobago, in performance and in conversation. Shot over 3 years in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the documentary includes such legendary calypsonians as Lord Pretender, Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Bomber, Relator, Lord Superior, Brigo, Mystic Prowler, Calypso Rose, The Mighty Sparrow, Terror, Valentino, Blakie, David Rudder, Regeneration Now, The Mighty Duke, Conqueror and many others. With narration by David Rudder and Chalkdust; and additional commentary by Harry Belafonte.
Wayne Benjamin/Jamaica/2013/40 min. /Horror/Folklore Original Language: English subtitles
Aspiring screen writer Derrick Myers retreats to a vacation house in the mountains for seclusion so he can get the time and space needed to complete his break through project. He believes Jamaica needs a change in its ways of screenwriting, so he decides to create something new and different, Derrick decides to create a Jamaican horror story with the hopes of getting a movie deal. On his way to his mountain getaway Derrick has an encounter with an apparition on the side of the road which leads to his next few days in the mountains filled with a series of bizarre and terrifying events, his horror story is about to become a true story.
Philippe Niang/ 180 min /France/ Documentary
TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE is a two-part epic film directed by Philippe Niang, depicting the life of Toussaint Louverture, (Jimmy Jean-Louis) leader of the Haitian liberation struggle. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, Louverture established Haiti as the first Black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of Louverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the “New World” of the Americas.