BECOMING COUSTEAU

Rating: PG-13, 96 minutes

Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For over four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his explorations under the ocean became synonymous with a love of science and the natural world. As he learned to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding alarms more than 50 years ago about the warming seas and our planet’s vulnerability. In BECOMING COUSTEAU, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker LIZ GARBUS takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice — and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.

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    DUNE

    Rating: PG-13, 155 minutes

    Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book.

    A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

    Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.

    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present “Dune”.

     

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      Akilla’s Escape

      90 minutes
      In a crime-noir about the urban child-soldier, Akilla Brown captures a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy in the aftermath of an armed robbery. Over one gruelling night, Akilla confronts a cycle of generational violence he thought he escaped.

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        Yardie

        102 minutes
        Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. But 10 years later, when he’s sent to London, his past catches up to him.

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          No Place Like Home

          90 minutes
          When Susan, a film producer from NYC, goes to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial, she finds herself, through a series of unforeseen circumstances, drifting further and further away from the world she knows and into the life of the island, a strange alternative reality that turns many of her previously held assumptions upside down.

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            Jamaica & Islands Shorts Program

            97 minutes

            THE MAN IN THE HAT, directed by Kevin Hume In a small knitted town, a series of attacks have been occurring. A detective Steve Stalamar has been assigned to the case, and with a no-nonsense and sometimes a bit over-the-top attitude, he investigates aggressively to find the man in the hat. (21min)

            DOG AND BONE, directed by Kevin Hume Dog and Bone tells a story of a young man trying to compete in a popular dance competition. He has big hopes as he practices every day and even comes up with his own dance move. Unfortunately, some elements set out to stop him. (14 min)

            COUSINS, directed by Mandy Marcus A Brooklyn teenager is reunited with her Guyanese cousin for the funeral of a relative. On the last day of the wake, the girls venture out into the city alone. (13 minutes)

            THREE BLADES, directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi Three generations in a Haitian family of men are preoccupied with their individual hopes and struggles. As they each forge their own paths under the burning sun, they’re linked by the wielding of the machete, their everyday tool used for everything from preparing food, to sacred ceremonies and physical protection. At nightfall, what happens when dreams and frustrations collide? (30 minutes)

            BROOKLYN TO BENIN: A VODOU PILGRIMAGE, directed by by Regine Romain Brooklyn to Benin is a personal pilgrimage into Vodou and its artistic and cultural survival throughout the Diaspora. Vodou, also spelled Vodun, is a spiritual and religious practice that originates with the Fon and Ewe of Benin, West Africa. Translated, Vodou means – the power, the source, the force, the creator of all things and the mystery. Brooklyn to Benin is a nomadic experimental mixed media project, exploring the empowering elements and rituals found within traditional and syncretic African religions practiced in the basement temples of Brooklyn, NY to the magnificent Vodou festival annually held in Ouidah, Benin. (7 minutes)

             

            Filmmaker, Kevin Hume in attendance for Q&A!

             

             

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