St John is a fabulous jewel in the middle of the Caribbean. Most every St John lover knows that factoid. However, what many are just learning is what a vibrant artist community we have on this island in the sea.
One of our wonderful resources is the St John Film Society
whose mission is to:
inspire a positive appreciation for the history, culture and environment of our US Virgin Islands by establishing a free monthly film series open to and for the benefit of our local community. We will present independent films that celebrate the human spirit with a focus on the Caribbean.
|Showing at St John School of the Arts
Cruz Bay, St John
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Jeff Rodriguez: Visiting Cinematographer will be in the house!
What happens when a 47 year old paternally adopted Schmuck from Queens, NY, sets out for the first time to meet his long lost Puerto Rican family, after being raised by a tribe of white people? Actor/writer, Paul Louis (Gonzalez) comically documents his journey, with no short supply of anxiety, culture shock, religious jokes, and a surprisingly touching lessened learned on family, and the bond which connects us.
“The Rican-ing of White Boy” won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Rincon International Film Festival – thanks in no small part to cinematographer and supporting actor, Jeff Rodriguez. Jeff is part of the dynamic duo behind the production of the award-winning comic documentary shot on location in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Jeff also lent his effortless comedic persona to the film as he made his screen acting debut and played comic sidekick to the film’s star and director, Paul Louis.
SAVE THE DATES:
March 4, 2014: LAS CARPETAS, Director, Maite Rivera Carbonell will be present for the Cruz Bay screening.
April 1, 2014: YURUMEIN: HOMELAND, Documentary Director and St John Film Director, ANDREA LELAND will present her most current work
May 6, 2014: ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT
MOVIE ANNOUNCEMENT: St John Art’s Festival 2014
Gifft Hill School
Tues Feb 18, 2014 at 7:30pm