Friday, June 8, 2007

The International Caribbean Diaspora (ICD) Film, Theatre & Literary Festival

June 13 - June 15, 2007

Langston Hughes Auditorium
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY

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Launched during the newly legislated Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which was signed into effect in 2006 ... the ICD Festival boasts the award-winning actor, singer and voiceover artist Keith David, who will serve as celebrity host of the event ... Keith David is the founder/producer of the festival, which this year honors the international filmmaker Euzhan Palcy with a retrospective of some of her powerful, groundbreaking work.

The Euzhan Palcy Retrospective line-up includes screenings of:
“A Dry White Season” (1989), on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.
“Sugar Cane Alley” (1983) on Thursday, June 14 at 8:10 p.m.
“The Killing Yard” (2001) on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The screenings will be followed by “A Conversation with Euzhan Palcy and Keith David,” who will discuss the making of each film. A panel discussion will take place after this segment, followed by a Q&A.

“Sugar Cane Alley” is one of the most moving films I've ever seen. I saw it as a teenager during a summer program. The group I saw the film with had a Q&A afterwards and I was moved when this Korean girl began to weep while giving her comment as the film made her recall the relationship she had with her grandmother.


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