The Paradise48 Film Festival challenges participants to create an original short film of four to seven minutes in length. Additionally, each film must incorporate specific elements that the festival organizers will provide.
The screening for the film “Lazaro and the Shark” will start at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 1, Guests will have an opportunity to view the Cuban film and engage with the filmmaker, William Sabourin O’Reilly, in a Q&A afterward.
Bajo El Sol Gallery in Cruz Bay will host a viewing of the documentary film "Reflections" and a pop-up exhibition entitled "Foundations" by Janet-Cook Rutnik on Saturday, April 9. The exhibition reception opens at 5 p.m. and the film screening starts at 6 p.m.
The St. John Film Society will present a second screening of Los Hermanos/The Brothers, an 83-minute documentary film, on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction on St. John.
Passion River Films has acquired the worldwide rights to “Paradise Discovered: The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders” and is planning to release the film exclusively to academic and public libraries nationwide on Tuesday, March 9. “Unbreakable” is slated for general release in the spring.
When filmmaker Michael Anton visited his father on St. Thomas after Hurricane Irma hit, he decided to make a film – “not a story about politics or hurricanes,” but rather “a story about culture and love.”
The “Mask Making as a Tool for Community Expression and Healing in the Aftermath" project continues on Saturday, May 25, with a preview of “Masks in the Aftermath” the launch of an Indie Go-Go campaign for the documentary, and the book project. Crystal Fortwangler, the film’s director, will be present for a short Q&A.
The festival will feature original films created by UVI students and local film enthusiasts. Caribbean artists and filmmakers from the USVI, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Puerto Rico and Barbados will screen their work and host presentations.
“The Stuart Hall Project” is John Akomfrah’s documentary and visual poem about the work of Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall, whose engagement with issues of hybridity and the complexity of identity profoundly shaped British cultural studies in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Readers who enjoyed the bestselling book, “Lord Put a Ring on It,” are in for a treat because a movie version of the book is coming to the big screen. Directed by Dr. Tikki Collins, the movie is a romantic Christian comedy about navigating relationships.
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