The 14th CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 09:08 pm

Okay—before we get into the 14th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, I’d like to go on the record with this:

Rattlesnakes may quite possibly be the best movie you’ll watch in 2019. Hands down.

It’s the kind of movie one can’t quite do justice unless it’s seen—to talk about the synopsis alone it sounds good:

Robert McQueen has a wonderful family and he makes a decent living. However, underneath the perfect husband act, he lives a double life and often has affairs with other married women. When one of their husbands finds out his identity, Robert finds himself abducted and tortured for his adulterous affairs.

Source: https://caribbeantalesfestival.com/2018-opening-night-new-day/

But oh my goodness is that ever an oversimplification of what might be the wildest ride you can have in 85 minutes! If this makes it out to wider distribution, I can’t recommend this movie enough. But I’d never get to see it without the help of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival.

Brown Girl Begins

Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 01:01 am

A few days back, CaribbeanTales invited me to see the theatrical release of Brown Girl Begins — the first Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi feature film! Starring Mouna Traoré as the lead heroine Ti-Jeanne, it was a refreshing take on the genre that had me reflect on some things. Check out the review, then go see the film!

A Brown Girl Begins Movie Review

This is more than just a movie review.

CaribbeanTales couldn’t have known I was in the middle of deeply searching for a great connection to my roots when they reached out to collaborate. It’s a dope time for content creators who look like us with Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror smash Get Out taking home an Oscar and 2018’s Black Panther smashing every record the world can toss at it, but we can still do more.

Black culture has long challenged anyone who dares try to keep it in a box. Most of what the world calls “Black culture” is culture reshaped and repackaged for public consumption. Hip-hop. Television. Fashion. It all reached a tipping point where Black culture met bold couture, and suddenly we found ourselves without identifiers accurately representing us anymore.

Or at least—that’s the narrative some would have us believe.

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