Genre: Coming-of-Age Runtime: 99 mins
Date 7.30pm, Friday 27th September
AfriKàBa in association with Electric Palace Cinema celebrates the diversity and spirit of life. Gwyneth Wint interviews filmmakers at a special screening of new films.
on Friday 27thSeptember, 7.30pm
When her twin brother is hit by a car and killed, Marcie refuses to believe that he is dead and is adamant he’s still alive. The family begins the Caribbean mourning ritual ‘Nine Night’ designed to let the dead go. As the nights count down, she comes face-to-face with him and descends into paranoia, unleashing long-buried family secrets.
Cast: T’Nia Miller, Jo Martin, Mary Nyumbura
After a career in non-profit organizations, Veronica McKenzie wrote comedy sketches for BLOUSE ‘N’ SKIRT, (BBC 2), COMEDY DOT NET (BBC Music Live), and 11 O’ CLOCK SHOW (Channel 4 with Ricky Gervais). After studying at UCLA, Veronica co-produced THE LAST SUPPER (2011) and FINDING HOME – a short about asylum seekers & immigrants. Her grassroots documentary UNDER YOUR NOSE stems from her interest in documenting UK black history. NINE NIGHTS is her directorial debut.
8.3 KBHkbfinn short 6 mins
Hkbfinn short 6 mins
Nine nights is a Caribbean term for a Wake. After a death people gather together to eat, drink, dance and talk about the person who died. This funny, poignant, and healing film examines the relationship between 3 siblings. It recently won an award at the Pan African Film Festival in LA.
Plus Q&A + short from filmmaker and musician HKBFiNN: ‘WAiTiNG’
WAiTiNG is black comedy about anxiety. Paul is a successful man who works in the arts. He has everything a person can have but he also has a small problem with ‘Anxiety’. Especially when waiting for some news from a new friend. Can he make it through without giving in to his fears? This new drama stars Justin ‘Time’ Pickett, Tunji Falana & Cherise Kirnon. Featuring music by Guillaume Poncelet.
AfriKàBa in association with Electric Palace Cinema aims to celebrate the diversity and spirit of life.
Gwyneth Wint interviews filmmakers at a special screening of new films on Friday 27thSeptember, 7.30pm
AfriKàBa is a mixed genre arts festival launched in Hastings and St Leonard’s in 2010. The uniting theme is African heritage from the Caribbean and around the world.