Check It L.A.: CaribbeanLens’ First Film Festival Is On!
Sure, you know it’s Caribbean History Month. And yes, you love film. So if you are in L.A. this week, why not check out the first-ever — that’s right; EVER — CaribbeanLens Film Festival in North Hollywood?
Held at the El Portal Theatre from June 14-19, this film festival presents movies and documentaries from such places as Jamaica, Aruba, St. Lucia, Grenada, Cuba and Canada.
In addition to screening films, the event will host panel discussions and wrap up with a Gala, now in its 10th year. Honoring many talents from Hollywood, the VIP reception will be hosted by the Grenada Film Commission.
Opening with a retrospective of the works of Cicely Tyson, Sir Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the festival aims to look back at Caribbean film history and contributions, while creating a platform for its future works.
With an advisory committee made up of consuls and others, the event will bring attention to films and filmmakers from this vibrant, creative and, let’s face it, just plain gorgeous part of the world.
It’s time that we pay more cinematic attention to this part of the world, right?
Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the films and festival on twitter @AfricaChannelTV and our Facebook page.