QCAANY Night of Film at Brooklyn Commons

QCAANY Night of Film at Brooklyn Commons
The recently elected executive team: from left, Clive English (Treasurer), Selwyn Hestick (Secretary), Venita Khan (Assistant Secretary / Treasurer), Patrick Stephens (President), Sherrilyn McPherson (Vice President) and Luke Heywood (Organizing Secretary).

Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association, New York, under its newly elected president, Patrick Stephens, and executive, have announced an exciting lineup of films for its second annual QCAANY Night of Film 2019, Cinema Femme — The Caribbean Woman in Frame.

The movie night will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Brooklyn Commons, 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. Start time is 4 pm.

Stephens said Romola Lucas, executive director of The Caribbean Film Academy (CAFA), will return as the curator, while Guyanese filmmaker, Yaphet Jackman will team up with the group as creative consultant.

Lucas, just off her first film festival at BAM after screening Caribbean films at the Rose Cinemas for the last five years, has curated several films showcasing Caribbean women in prominent roles, as the subject of the film, the lead actor, or director / producer, said Stephens, adding that the films, actors, and filmmakers, all have roots in the Caribbean, including Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

There will be a panel discussion after the screening and the audience can look forward to a very informative discussion with the filmmakers and other industry experts, according to Stephens, who has led several other initiatives in keeping with the organization’s Motto: Faithful and Useful Everywhere.

“If you attended last year’s inaugural Night of Guyanese Film, you will love this event. Newcomers are in for a treat,” said Stephens.

As part of its volunteerism and fundraising, members have handed out food hampers during a day of service at Calvary’s Mission Pantry, in Queens, and hosted a 2nd Annual Inter-Association Dominoes Competition recently, all to engage the community, while raising funds for its alma mater in Georgetown, Guyana.

The recently elected Queens Collage executive team: are Clive English (Treasurer), Selwyn Hestick (Secretary), Venita Khan (Assistant Secretary/¬Treasurer), Patrick Stephens (President), Sherrilyn McPherson (Vice President), Luke Heywood (Organizing Secretary).

For ticket information, log on to www.eventbrite.com/e/qcaany-night-of-film-cinema-femme-the-caribbean-woman-in-frame-tickets,www.qcguyanaalumny.org, bklyncommons.com or call (718) 989-5700.

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