Barbados & Caribbean Comes to Hollywood: Vigilante the Crossing
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, February 5-16, 2015 at RAVE Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15, and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
Vigilante The Crossing is an Action Drama, directed by Marcia Weekes. The cast of the movie consist of Kirk Brown, Malissa Alanna, Alyson Sealy-Smith, Peter Boyce, Shawn M. Hercules, Claudette Wadman, Adrian Greene, Kaye Foster, David Gill, Patrick Foster, Julie Chaldbaud, Levi King, Gavin Fernandez, Tricia Matthias, Rico Boyce and a special cameo appearance by RPB.
In “Vigilante The Crossing” Dexter Gooding (Kirk Brown), an ex-convict, deported from the U.S., returns to his homeland to find his beloved community Bakers Village engulfed in crime. The police are outgunned and outnumbered. Rape, murder and robbery plaque his once beautiful paradise.
Armed with guilt of past crimes and genuine passion for his birthplace, Dexter takes on the mission of Vigilante. In true Robin Hood style, Dexter mercilessly seeks to eradicate Bakers Village of all criminals.
Along this very ruthless path, he meets Amy (Malissa Alanna), a white Barbadian women, who is on a similar mission and their world collide. Black and white, rich and poor, upper and lower class, and as their paths cross… the historical cap of racial, class and social prejudice, violently erupts and suddenly threatens their mission.
Love, hate, passion, guilt and prejudice all meet head on and Dexter and his beloved Bakers Village are now at a Crossroad.
After the screening, the crowd is invited to “Turn it up a notch Caribbean Style! at the official After Party. The After Party and Q&A will be in Beverly Hills at Black Rose Tavern, hosted by Jump Synergy.
Celebrate the Caribbean with a night of upbeat, exciting and exotic Caribbean culture. Enjoy mingling with the cast of the movie, while dancing to the pulsating, infectious and soulful SOCA music featuring Barbados’s own iconic calypso king Red Plastic Bag (RPB), the effervescent Barbados radio personality and recording artist Kirk Brown and dynamic recording artist Malissa Alanna.
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival has premiered a host of top black films including Think Like a Man, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, About Last Night, Love & Basketball, and many more. Each year, PAFF presents awards of recognition to key industry players and rising stars who have soared in the film industry. Previous recipients include Forest Whitaker, Loretta Devine, Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Idris Elba, Billy Dee Williams, Sidney Poitier, Nicole Beharie, Omari Hardwick, Phylicia Rashad, David Oyelowo, Nate Parker, Taraji P. Henson and a host of other extraordinary industry professionals both in front of and behind the camera.
PAFF collaborates with other festivals around the world, giving us an audience that is truly international. Not only are we the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in America, but PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the United States, during the month of February. The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is the quintessential Black festival.
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Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(b) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.
The Festival showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. The Festival also features special red carpet screenings and receptions, as well as a variety of other special events, including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.
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