THIRD HORIZON IN LOS ANGELES
July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019, Varied
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 Film Festival and the USC School of Cinematic Arts
invite you and a guest to attend
Third Horizon in Los Angeles
A weekend of Caribbean cinema
curated by the pioneering Miami-based film festival
Saturday, July 13th & 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.
Enjoy FREE Caribbean food at the venue on both days!
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.
Schedule of Screenings
CLICK ON FILM TITLES FOR LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL EVENT PAGES WITH RSVP LINKS.
SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 2019
6:00 P.M. - MIRIAM LIES (Miriam Miente)
As her 15th birthday approaches, Miriam doesn't know how to explain to her family that the boyfriend she met online is black.
Not rated. Running time: 90 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Country: Dominican Republic.
8:15 P.M. - DOUVAN JOU KA LEVE (The Sun Will Rise)
In this textured and surprising personal documentary, Haitian filmmaker and actress Gessica Généus undertakes a journey to understand what she calls Haiti’s “illness of the soul”—the country’s fraught religious divide between Vodou and Christianity. With her mother’s bipolarity as her poignant point of departure, Généus skilfully interweaves traditional interviews and ethnographic-style observation with poetic narration as she seeks to connect the dots of her family’s, and her island’s, fractured history. The result is a moving meditation on both mental illness and a nation’s as-yet unassuaged inner turmoil.
Not rated. Running time: 51 minutes. Haitian Creole, with English subtitles. Country: Haiti.
SUNDAY, JULY 14TH, 2019
Third Horizon is proud to feature a retrospective of the films of Guyana’s Victor Jara Collective. Named in honor of the Chilean musician and dissident Victor Jara, who was murdered by the Pinochet regime in 1973, and influenced by the politically committed New Latin American cinema of the 1960s, the collective formed with the intention of making formally daring films that explored Guyana’s own political, social and economic struggles as an emergent postcolonial nation. Country: Guyana.
5:30 P.M. - 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.), and Habana Boxing Club (15 min.)
7:45 P.M. - GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER
King Curtis, a vagrant on the streets of Port-of-Spain, is constantly ignored by passersby. He speaks and—if he has to—sometimes shouts the truth about the stories behind the newspaper headlines. As the narrator of our story, King Curtis introduces us to a young man named Charlie, trying his best to stay on the right path. However, with no job in sight, he is finding it hard to say no to other, lucrative opportunities. A chance at redemption presents itself when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, crosses his path in need of help. As the film unfolds, King Curtis reveals the ripple effect created by one person’s decision-making, leading to moments of triumph and moments of tragedy.
Not rated. Running time: 80 minutes. In English. Country: Trinidad and Tobago.
9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. - Closing Night Party with foreigner
Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Join us as we wind down and wrap up the weekend with a session on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel. Music by foreigner, purveyor of Caribbean and Afro-diasporic sounds and L.A.'s finest underground parties.
Check-In & Reservations
All screenings are 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 approximately 15 - 30 minutes before each showtime.
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.
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.
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