25 Years Of Innocence

Drama

Cast: Piotr Trojan, Agata Kulesza, Dariusz Chojnacki, Jan Frycz, Lukasz Lewandowski, Mikolaj Chroboczek, Andrzej Konopka, Julian Swiezewski, Magdalena Rózczka, Adam Nawojczyk

Caribbean Premiere


A drama following the tragic story of a man who had served 18 years in prison before he was found not guilty in 2018. Tomasz Komenda was 23 years old when his life was brutally interrupted. He was arrested overnight, thrown into prison and charged with murder. Further reports confirmed his involvement in the crime and all evidence was against him. For nearly two decades of imprisonment, he was beaten, threatened, humiliated and left alone. Trailer

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Jan Holoubek

Poland / 2020, 112 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 11:00am

Saturday, January 9 / 8:00pm


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A Boy Has Disappeared (پسری که ناپدید شد)

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Bamdad Raki, Noushin Masoudian

World Premiere


When nothing goes right, a 7 years old boy decides to disappear himself as well as the objects around him. Trailer

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Aida Alimadadi

Iran / 2020, 15 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 7:30pm


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A Dangerous Practice

Drama

Cast: James Faulkner, Juliana Paes, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Antonio Saboia, Alexandre Borges

Caribbean Priemere -  Screening only for Bahamas and Caribbean


An uneducated family man is chosen by a mysterious force to rise up as a psychic healer. After channeling the surgical skills of Dr. Adolf Fritz he miraculously cures thousands of desperate sick and dying people. Though his extraordinary ability is beyond the explanation of medical science, his spiritual and physical healings quickly become scrutinized by the medical profession and the Catholic Church. Throughout his career, he was persecuted by the Brazilian government for being a fraud but never gave up on using his power by helping those in need. Trailer

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Gustavo Fernández

Brazil / 2020, 107 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 6:00pm

Friday, January 8 / 1:30pm


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A Shot Through The Wall

Drama

Cast: Kenny Leu, Ciara Renée, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Lynn Chen

Caribbean Premiere


A young Chinese-American cop unravels after accidentally shooting an innocent African-American man through a wall.  Trailer

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Aimee Long

United States / 2020, 90 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 9:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 5:00pm


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A Storybook Ending

Short Film - Crime, Dark-Comedy, Neo-Noir

Cast: Carra Patterson, Rotimi Paul, Toni Ann DeNoble, Sawandi Wilson

Caribbean Premiere 


When a black man accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense, the cover-up sets off a chain reaction of deceit, blackmail, and murder.  Trailer

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Lanre Olabisi

United States / 2020, 18 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 3:30pm


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Algorithm (Algoritmo)

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Agda Couto, Gui Clevitta, Pablo Magalhães, Humberto Pedrancini, Pirita Regueira, Mariah Praia, Vitória Barreto, Marcelo Pelucio and Wellington Abreu

North America Premiere

A government-controlled algorithm keeps track of several citizens, including an 18-yeard student who gets involved with a resistance guerilla. Trailer

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Thiago Foresti

Brazil / 2020, 20 mins


Monday, January 4 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 5:30pm


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Amicus

Short Film - Student film

Cast: Perry Chen Norman, Coda Marcus, Graham Vines

Caribbean Premiere


Befriended solely by his ostracized roommate, fifteen-year-old newcomer Thomas Lang struggles to find his place in the social hierarchy of a prestigious boarding school.

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Yancey Wang

United States / 2019, 15 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 3:30pm


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Angels in the Asylum

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Morven Christie, Leila Mimmack, Stephen Wight

Caribbean Premiere

As war ravages 1940s Britain, a willful young woman fights for her mother's release from a mental asylum after she was unjustly incarcerated for contracting typhoid. Whilst inside, her mother is fighting a war of her own. Trailer

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Rob Sorrenti

United Kingdom / 2019, 20 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 7:30pm


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Angie: Lost Girls

Drama, Thriller, Social Justice

Cast: Jane Widdop, Olivia D'Abo, Dylan Sprayberry, MC Lyte

World Premiere


After Angie escapes the horrifying world of sex trafficking, she struggles to heal from the atrocities she’s endured as she mourns her stolen innocence. Eventually, she must confront her shame and fear to save the girls she left behind.  Trailer

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Julia Verdin

United States / 2019, 108 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 9:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 1:30pm


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Ashmina

Short Film- Drama

Cast: Dikshya Karki, Fabian Gleeson, Prakat Pageni, Sadhana Bhandari

Caribbean Premiere

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn by her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors. Trailer

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Dekel Berenson

Nepal / 2019, 16 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 5:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 5:30pm


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Butterflies (Parparim)

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Yoel Rozenkier, Avraham Selektar, Varda Ben-Hur

Caribbean Premiere


Another Sunday in April. A Kibbutz in the north of Israel. A natural phenomenon. A family on an impromptu ride, maybe the last one.  Trailer

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Yona Rozenkier

Israel / 2019, 7 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 7:30pm


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Charon

Short Film - Drama, Comedy, Fantastic

Cast: Tcheky Karyo

Caribbean Premiere

For fear of being killed by boredom, a freshly retired man gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.

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Yannick KARCHER

France / 2020, 15 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 7:30pm


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Dinner In America

Comedy, Drama, Music

Cast: Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Griffin Gluck, Pat Healy, Mary Lynn Rajskub, David Yow, Hannah Marks, Nick Chinlund, Lea Thompson

Caribbean Premiere


An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America's decaying Midwestern suburbs.

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Adam Rehmeier

United States / 2020, 106 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:00pm

Friday, January 8 / 8:00pm


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Divine 419 - Hawkers Hustle

Short Film - Drama, Comedy

Cast: Fiifi Neizer, Evan Eghan

Caribbean Premiere

Kwame, a young hustling hawker, strives to be a successful actor, but when he loses everything the only way out seems to be the word of God.  Trailer

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Johannes Krug

Ghana/ Germany / 2020, 35 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 5:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 5:30pm


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Don't Be Afraid if I Hug You (Se ti abbraccio non aver paura)

Documentary

Caribbean Premiere

Cast: Franco Antonello, Andrea Antonello


Franco has an autistic son, Andrea. When Andrea turned 18, father and son decided to cross the United States with a motorbike. From that adventure, the writer Fulvio Ervas wrote the book Don't be afraid if I hug you, that in 2019 became a movie directed by Academy Award Winner Gabriele Salvatores. During the production of the movie, we decided to take Franco and Andrea and put them again on a motorbike, to cross all Europe to Africa, to arrive in the desert of Sahara. Creating a new documentary about autism, about the relationship between a father and son, and dedicated to a man that decided to never give up.

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Niccolò Maria Pagani

Italy / 2020, 56 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 4:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 11:00am


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Either Side of Midnight

Dramedy

Cast: Adam Kantor, Yasha Jackson, Comfort Clinton, Allison Strong, Sarah Rich

World Premiere

EITHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT is a celebration of the intoxicating diversity of the city that never sleeps and follows the separate but interconnecting stories of four characters…

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Roger Spottiswoode

United States / 2020, 86 mins


Sunday, January 10 / 9:00pm


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Freeland

Drama

Cast: Lily Gladstone, Krisha Fairchild, Frank Mosley, George Psarras, Cameron James Matthews, Michelle Maxson

Caribbean Premiere


An aging pot farmer finds her world shattered as she races to bring in what could be her final harvest.  Trailer

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Mario Furloni, Kate McLean

United States / 2020, 80 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 7:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 2:00pm


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Honeydew

Horror, Thriller

Cast: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley
Caribbean Premiere


Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son.

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Devereux Milburn

United States / 2020, 106 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 10:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 1:30pm


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Jumbo

Drama, Fantasy

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon,  Sam Louwyck

Caribbean Premiere

Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That's when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction. Trailer

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Zoé Wittock

France, Belgium, Luxembourg / 2020, 93 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 7:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 6:30pm


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Kings of Mulberry Street

Comedy, Family

Cast: Aaqil Hoosen, Shaan Nathoo

Caribbean Premiere

Once in a lifetime comes a story of true greatness such as the epic tale of Baboo and his best friend Ticky. Feisty TICKY is like a tjara artful dodger – cheeky and daring with a streetwise swagger and little respect for rules. He escapes the realities of his 80’s Sugarhill District existence by living in a Bollywood dream world where he’s an unbeatable action hero. Rooftops are his kingdom. When chubby, timid BABOO moves into the neighborhood with his snooty, academic dad, Ticky thinks he’s the biggest loser he’s ever seen – but soon the two boys are drawn together by the shared threat of local bully and crime boss, RAJA.  Trailer

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Judy Naidoo

South Africa / 2019, 87 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 4:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 1:30pm


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Loneliness

Drama

Cast: Meagen Fay, Thomas Francis Murphy

Caribbean Premiere

A lonely, middle-aged woman lives a bland, routinized life in the 1970s until she stumbles on a sign, jammed down in a car window, that reads: Woman Wanted. Trailer

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Christopher Rogers

United States / 2020, 20 mins


Monday, January 4 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 5:30pm


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Master Maggie

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Lorraine Bracco, Neil Jain, Brian Dennehy, Kenan Thompson, Chris Henry Coffey

Caribbean Premiere

A celebrity acting coach is interrupted by an unknown actor begging for her help for a TV audition.  Trailer

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Matthew Bonifacio

United States / 2019, 22 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 3:30pm


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Materna

Drama

Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Lindsay Burdge, Jade Eshete, Rory Culkin, Michael Chernus, Sturgill Simpson, Assol Abdullina

Caribbean Premiere


A closely observed psychological portrait of four women, whose lives are bound together by an incident on the New York City subway.

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David Gutnik

United States, Kyrgyzstan / 2020, 105 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 8:00pm

Friday, January 8 / 9:30pm


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Mother-in-law

Short Film - Queer, Drama, Comedy

Cast: Sohn Soo Hyun, Anjella An

Caribbean Premiere


Hyoung-suk visits her daughter Hyun-seo’s room to give her some Kimchi and there she encounters Min-jin, her daughter's friend. Hyoung-suk gets displeased with Min-jin living off at her daughter's house as if it is her own house. But as she talks to Min-jin a while, she becomes to open her mind and cooks a meal for her. And then, Hyun-seo comes into the room drunken...

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Shin Seung Eun

Korea, Republic of / 2019, 24 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 5:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 5:30pm


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My Blood Is Red (Meu Sangue é Vermelho)

Documentary

Cast: Criolo, Sonia Guajajara, Vincent Carelli

Caribbean Premiere


A young indigenous poet and rapper search for identity in the violent landscape of Brazil’s indigenous genocide. Trailer

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Marcelo Vogelaar, Thiago Dezan, Graciela Guarani, Alexandre Pankararu

Brazil, U.K. / 2019, 86 mins


Friday, January 8 / 4:00pm

Sunday, January 10 / 11:00am


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My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To

Horror, Drama

Cast: Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Owen Campbell

Caribbean Premiere


Two mysterious siblings find themselves at odds over care for their frail and sickly younger brother.

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Jonathan Cuartas

United States / , 90 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 9:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 6:30pm


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On The Ride

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Jeremy Glazer, Beverly Todd, Brant Rotnem, Spencer Moore II

Caribbean Premiere


On his morning bike ride, Scott grapples with the memories of the trauma he experienced with his husband Todd. When his route suddenly takes an unexpected turn, Scott finds himself on the doorstep of a stranger intimately connected to the past he can’t shake. Trailer

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Jen McGowan

United States / 2020, 14 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 3:30pm


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One Night In Miami

OPENING FILM

Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Drama
Caribbean Premiere

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, "One Night in Miami" follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay - unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws - spends the evening at the Hampton House Motel in Miami's African American Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his closest friends: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. During this historic evening, these icons, who each were the very representation of the Pre-Black Power Movement and felt the social pressure their cross-over celebrity brought, shared their thoughts with each other about their responsibilities as influencers, standing up, defending their rights and moving the country forward to equality and empowerment for all black people. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their community.  Trailer

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Regina King

United States / 2020, 110 mins


Monday, January 4 / 8:30pm

Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm


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Paper Boats

Comedy, Drama

Cast: Pedro Damian, Alexandra Melkman, Isabella Sky, Max Levi, Lior Alexander

Caribbean Premiere

Paper Boats: Mexican - American indie film that tells the story of Jorge, a man who seems to have lost it all that recovers his will to live in the face of a tragedy, deportation.  Trailer

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Yago Muñoz

USA, Mexico / 2020, 72 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 7:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 6:30pm


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Piano to Zanskar

Documentary

Cast: Desmond O'Keeffe, Harald Hagegard,  Kristina Nadler,  Anna Ray

Caribbean Premiere


A retired piano tuner from London attempts to deliver a 100-year old piano to a remote Himalayan school, situated in one of the most isolated settlements in the world. If successful, it will be the highest piano delivery in history.

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Michal Sulima

Himalayas / UK / 2018, 86 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 8:30pm


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Roommate Wanted

Comedy, Horror

Cast: Angelique Sabrina White, Jack Shulruff, Ricky Cruz, Isabela Valotti, MJ Garcia

Caribbean Premiere

Maria and her college housemates think they've found the “perfect” roommate in Dean, only to discover that he’s an escaped mental patient with multiple violent personalities. It’s up to Maria to face her fears and save her roommates from a total massacre. Trailer

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Michael McCartney

USA / 2020, 90 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 5:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 9:30pm


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Sapelo

Documentary

Cast: Cornelia Walker Bailey

Caribbean Premiere

On the barrier island of Sapelo, two brothers, JerMarkest and Johnathan, are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Their greatest joy is exploring the island like their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, did as a child. As Sapelo’s storyteller and elder matriarch, she works to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her ancestors. Reflecting on the complicated splendor of her youth, Cornelia strives to shepherd her young sons through theirs. At the dawn of adolescence, the brothers inherit her hope but begin to clash with each other and the wider world. Trailer

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Nick Brandestini

USA. Switzerland / 2020, 91 mins


Monday, January 4 / 5:15pm

Sunday, January 10 / 11:30am


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Small Time

Drama

Cast: Audrey Grace Marshall, Kevin loreque, Holter Graham, Dominique Johnson, Maria Hasen

Caribbean Premiere

Growing up a girl in Narco-Rural America. Trailer

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Niav Conty

United States / 2020, 104 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 9:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 11:00am


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The Badger (Goorkan)

The Badger” is the story of a 40-year-old woman called Soodeh Sharifzadegan who faces a strange incident, right before her second marriage. Trailer

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Kazem Mollaie

Iran / 2020, 93 mins


Tuesday, January 5 / 1:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 5:00pm


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The Golden Record

Short Film - Sci-fi, Fantasy, Drama

World Premiere

Brandon Thomas, Elena Ester, Chase Fernander, Xander Sherman, Jaquay Adderley


The Film introduces Taino (24), a passionate young student who lives in Nassau, Bahamas. Taino is frequently found daydreaming and lost in thought despite the gorgeous backdrop of paradise. As someone who always has his head in the clouds, he struggles to find his place in the world. And though he tries to build relationships, his only real friend is Elina. Elina (23) is a bubbly, outspoken islander whose mantra in life is to be present in all moments. She never rushes to get anywhere on time and stops whenever possible to admire the beauty around her. 

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Brandon C. Thomas, Kyle Ferguson

Bahamas, United States / 2020, 19 mins


Monday, January 4 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 5:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 6:30pm


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The Special (Especial)

Drama

Cast: Greyber Rengifo, Ruper Vásquez, Brenda Moreno

Caribbean Priemere -  Screening only for Bahamas and Caribbean

CHUO, a profoundly charming young man must navigate the challenges of early adulthood with Down Syndrome as he seeks to build a life of independence from his troubled father. Trailer

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Ignacio Márquez

Venezuela, USA / 2020, 91 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 7:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 4:00pm


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The Subject

Drama

Cast: Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis, Anabelle Acosta, Carra Patterson, Nile Bullock, Caleb Eberhardt

Caribbean Premiere

A successful white documentary filmmaker deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teenager on tape. Now, someone else is videotaping his every move, threatening his idyllic life.  Trailer

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Lanie Zipoy

United States / 2020, 119 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 5:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 5:30pm


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The Surrogate

Drama

Cast: JASMINE BATCHELOR, CHRIS PERFETTI, SULLIVAN JONES, BROOKE BLOOM

Caribbean Premiere

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when a prenatal test comes back positive, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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Jeremy Hersh

United States / 2020, 93 mins


Monday, January 4 / 12:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 9:00pm


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Thin Skin

Drama

Cast: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Annette Toutonghi

NOT AVAILABLE FOR U.S. REGION FOR VIEWING - only for Bahamas, Caribbean, and Latin America


Thin Skin  is a music-infused dark comedy about keeping it together when you're falling apart. This story is loosely based on the award-winning Off-Broadway hit "Now I'm Fine." Aham is a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His father, a stranger from Nigeria, steps in with opinions on the matter which sends Aham into a tailspin.  Trailer

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Charles Mudede

United States / 2019, 120 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 8:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 4:00pm


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Three Blades

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Davidson Duphy, Jordany Cothias, Norbert Alix

Caribbean Premiere

Haiti, nowadays. One day in the life of a family of three: three men, alone with their dreams and frustrations. Three generations under the burning sun. A day like every other day... And between them, everywhere, in every hand, there are blades: machetes. So when the night eventually comes… Trailer

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Matthieu Maunier - Rossi

Haiti / 2019, 30 mins


Monday, January 4 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 5:30pm


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Traytown

Drama

Cast: JOVI ROCKWELL - Aria Sawyer - GABRIELLE MURDOCK - Janelle Rose - RAMON WALKER - Dimitri Gavins - PAUL ISSA - Richard Hill

Bahamian Premiere

A female politician grapples with her head and her heart, and those in her way, in her run for power as Traytown's next Member of Parliament. Trailer

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Nadean Rawlins, Gareth Cobran

Jamaica / 2020, 13 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 6:00pm

Saturday, January 9 / 3:30pm


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Woman Of The Photographs (Shashin no Onna)

Romance, Horror, Comedy

Cast: Hideki NAGAI / Itsuki OTAKI / Toshiaki INOMATA / Toki KOINUMA

North America Premiere

A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his photographic retouching skills. Trailer

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Takeshi KUSHIDA

Japan / 2020, 89 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 8:30pm

Sunday, January 10 / 4:30pm


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