New Yorkers have a chance to see two great Caribbean films on Saturday, June 11: “Fire in Babylon” and “Calypso Dreams.” Both will be shown as part of the inaugural Caribbean Tales New York Film Showcase at the Spike Lee Screening Room on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.
Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), announced her pleasure at securing a facility named in honor of an outstanding filmmaker. “We expect the Caribbean film showcase will become an annual event where we can celebrate the work of top Caribbean films and filmmakers,” said Solomon, who added that the showcase was also designed to integrate African American filmmakers into the “Caribbean conversation.”
The one-day event will begin at 12 noon and will feature a filmmaker’s brunch as well as panel discussions, networking and the two screenings. CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, which has more than 60 films in its catalog, is putting on the event.