CARIBBEAN SHORTS PROGRAM

July 14, 2019, 5:30 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Third Horizon in Los Angeles and the USC School of Cinematic Arts
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

 

Caribbean Shorts Program

Featuring:

She Paradise (14 min.) | The Book of Jasmine (14 min.)
Fever Dream (13 min.) | Hierophany (11 min.)
Dadli (14 min.) | Caroni (7 min.)
An Excavation of Us (11 min.)
Habana Boxing Club (15 min.)


 

5:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.

 

Presented by "Third Horizon in Los Angeles", a weekend of Caribbean cinema curated by the pioneering Miami-based film festival.

View the full calendar: http://cinema.usc.edu/ThirdHorizon
 

About the Shorts


SHE PARADISE

Directed by Maya Cozier. Running time: 14 minutes. In English. Country: Trinidad & Tobago.

A teenage girl finds that becoming a glamorous soca-music dancer is a lot harder than she first reckoned.

THE BOOK OF JASMINE

Directed by Melanie Grant. Running time: 14 minutes. In English. Country: Barbados.

After confessing to her Spiritual Mother that she is attracted to a woman, Jasmine, a spiritual Baptist is urged to mourn and seek spiritual guidance on the conflict she faces. The film follows Jasmine over the course of a day as she makes preparations to undergo the mourning ritual. Believing that she must choose between her spirituality and her sexuality, she attempts to suppress her desires by rejecting the woman she loves. That evening during the ritual, Jasmine experiences a spiritual journey that brings her closer to the answers she is seeking.

FEVER DREAM

Directed by Nile Saulter. Running time: 13 minutes. In English. Country: Jamaica.

Plagued by dreams of a beautiful life once lived or yet to come, a scrap metal collector living on the edge of a landfill travels out of town for a job which promises to provide a spark of hope.

HIEROPHANY

Directed by Kevin Contento. Running time: 11 minutes. In English. Country: United States.

Lured with the promise of making money Aaron steals a backpack full of rabbits. An encounter with the sacred, symbolized by the parable of a lost falcon searching for its falconer, beckons him to repent and return to his divine origin.

DADLI

Directed by Shabier Kirchner. Running time: 14 minutes. In English. Country: Antigua & Barbuda.

Tiquan, a 13-year-old Antiguan, recounts bits of his daily life in his small village and community.

CARONI

Directed by Ian Harnarine. Running time: 7 minutes. In English. Country: Trinidad & Tobago.

In New York City, Rajni is a homesick nanny to the upper middle class. She keeps in touch with her own daughter, Mosaic, back in Trinidad by video chatting with her. When Mosaic realizes that her mother will not be there for her birthday party, Rajni obsesses with how she can join her.

AN EXCAVATION OF US

Directed by Shirley Bruno. Running time: 11 minutes. In English. Country: Haiti.

The shadows of Napoleon’s army fall upon a boat traveling through a mysterious cave named after her legend Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

HABANA BOXING CLUB

Directed by Danniel Rodriguez. Running time: 15 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Country: Cuba.

A closeted young boxer in rural Cuba must face off with his best friend and rival for a chance to escape his hyper-masculine society.

About Third Horizon Film Festival


THFF was founded by Third Horizon, a collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is staged annually in Miami in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.

The festival was founded in 2014 when Third Horizon was one of the winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

Check-In & Reservations


This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 5:10 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu