DC Caribbean FilmFest

June 6-12. In recognition of Caribbean Heritage Month, AFI Silver is proud to host the DC Caribbean FilmFest, now in its 19th year. The festival is co-presented by Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and Africa World Now Project. Featuring 18 films from nine countries, this year's festival opens with HERO – INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS, the acclaimed new film by CaribbeanTales founder Frances-Anne Solomon about Trinidadian soldier, jurist and diplomat Ulric Cross. Other highlights include YULI, an absorbing biopic about Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta from Spanish director Icíar Bollaín; Dominican festival favorite MIRIAM LIES; THE SUN WILL RISE, the directorial debut by Haitian actress Gessica Généus; and Cuban music documentary ELIADES OCHOA: FROM CUBA TO THE WORLD. The lineup also features several films exploring British Jamaican identity, including the 1980 cult classic BABYLON, staring Aswad frontman Brinsley Forde and RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS about the legendary London-based record label.

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$5 Tickets $5 Tickets
3D Movie 3D Movie
70mm Film 70mm Film
Book Signing Book Signing
Door Prizes Door Prizes
Double Feature Double Feature
FREE Screening FREE Screening
Guest Intro Guest Intro
Guest Q&A Guest Q&A
Live Musical Accompaniment Live Musical Accompaniment
Open Captioned Screening Open Captioned Screening
Opening Night Opening Night
Reception Reception