The latest from Joell Ortiz via thesource
The latest from Joell Ortiz via thesource
We previously told you about The 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition a few weeks back, but their schedule was disrupted by Superstorm Sandy.
Fortunately, showings have been rescheduled and are set to begin on Saturday. Check the info below via caribBEING….
The 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition screenings that were postponed due to #Sandy will take place this Saturday, December 1st at Tribeca Cinema, 7-11pm and next Thursday, December 6th at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 7-11pm. Films include Ring di Alarm!, Stones in the Sun, Pressure, Cabbie Chronicles and Trafik d’Info.
Purchase your tickets here: cariBBeing Presents 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival – Eventbrite.
This Friday, some of the best talent from Havana convenes in Brooklyn for a great cause.
Check out the details on Red Hot + Cuba below…
Music Direction by Andres Levin and CuCu Diamantes
Produced by BAM
Co-produced with Paul Heck/The Red Hot Organization in recognition of World AIDS Day (Dec 1) & Andres Levin/Music Has No Enemies
Nine acts representing the vibrant Havana music scene take the stage for a tribute to the sounds of contemporary Cuba. Saunter from the malecón at dawn to smoky clubs at dusk with an all-star lineup of emerging artists and established legends—including Alexander Abreu (of Havana D’Primera), José Luis Cortés (“El Tosco” of NG La Banda), Carlos Varela, CuCu Diamantes, and David Torrens—in this showcase of timba, salsa, nueva trova, and more.
This program is produced by BAM in association with Red Hot Organization in recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1. Part of the proceeds will benefit AIDS prevention and awareness in Cuba.
José Luis Cortés (“El Tosco”)
Roberto Carlos “Cucurucho” Rodriguez Valdés
Purchase Tickets here: BAM | Red Hot + Cuba.
RSVP on Facebook here.
Check the details below…
After a memorable production this past Summer, we are hard at work editing this Fall, but could not be more excited to invite you to the first sneak peek of the new season.
Join us for a night of conversation with the creators, actors and a chance to view brand new content on the big screen.
Hope to see you all at the World Famous Brooklyn Museum
The Making of the First Community Funded Latino Web Series: Screening and Panel
Thursday, December 20th 7-9:30pm
Free with Museum Entry
Iris & Gerald B. Cantor Auditorium, 3rd fl.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
And, if you contributed to the show on Kickstarter, you can get into the event for free.
For more info check out the Brooklyn Museum Event Page: Brooklyn Museum: Event: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.
…or RSVP for the event on Facebook: The Making Of East WillyB: Sneak Peek of New Season & Panel @ Brooklyn Museum.
I may not agree with everything about moving the Nets to Brooklyn but at least they got a good artist to perform their theme/anthem.
Check out the video for “Something To Lean On (Brooklyn Nets Anthem),” performed by Brooklyn’s own John Forté, below….
After a successful U.S. relaunch last month, the folks at Life + Times sat down with the founders of Ewing Athletics, including Patrick himself, to discuss a range of topics from basketball to business.
Check out the intro below…
In 1989, as the sneaker industry skyrocketed through the stratosphere due to the popularity of Air Jordans, New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing was getting paid nearly $1 million a year by adidas. Despite the very handsome salary, P.E. left the brand. Under the guidance of his agent, David Falk, Ewing became a pioneer of sorts, launching the first signature sneaker brand that was majority-owned by a professional athlete. By 1990, the company was grossing approximately $100 million and as Ewing’s popularity with the Knicks soared, so did his company. Ewing Athletics released more than 20 models through 1996, before the company faced internal challenges that forced Ewing and his partners to shut down.
Last month, the former Knicks’ player and NBA Hall of Famer relaunched the cult-classic 33 Hi Retro shoe model to 33 stores nationwide. On the heels of the retro sneaker hitting the European market for the holiday season, Life +Times caught up with No. 33 himself, along with Falk and David Goldberg, the newly anointed President of Ewing Athletics, to discuss the brand’s reintroduction, the ‘80s original flavors and Knicks versus Nets.
Read the full interview here: The Legacy and Return of Ewing Athletics | Life+Times.
Starting last night here in NYC, cariBBeing is presenting their third annual Flatbush Film festival through November 10th.
This year’s focus is West Indian film and features a lineup of films from Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & the UK such as Doubles With Slight Pepper, Ring Di Alarm, Stones In The Sun, No Soca, No Life, Barrio Cuba, as well as the classic 1975 Trinidad/UK drama Pressure, among others.
Screenings will take place at TriBeCa Cinema, Maysles Theater and Brooklyn Heights Cinema and general admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors.
For more info on films & showtimes, view the full schedule here.
Purchase tickets here: cariBBeing Presents 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival – Eventbrite.
Check some trailers/clips for some of the featured films after the jump….
Reebok continues its Basquiat themed shoes with this year’s Blast model. Check out a few shots of the shoes you can expect to see on selected retailer’s shelves below…
They are on sale now at French retailer Snkrs, but be on the lookout for a US release date.
BURDEN CLOTHING JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT TEE
If you’re getting ready to wrap up not only your show’s season, but an entire series, there’s only one place in the world to go: Brooklyn. I’m not even biased. Even world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, knows this.
Check out a clip from the show’s final episode of where he takes a journey up to Crown Heights with former star of The Wire and Brooklynite Michael K. Williams to get down on some Caribbean cuisine….
In the series finale of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” Tony heads to Brooklyn, NY where he uncovers a whole new world on the other side of the river. Here, Tony talks with actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) over a meal in Crown Heights.
The epidoe airs on 11/5, 9PM EST. Tune in.
Recently, the Republican nominee for POUTS, Mitt Romney, held a closed door meeting that was secretly taped where he stated that his chances of winning the election might be better if he were born in Mexico.
Actress Rosie Perez offers a rebuttal. Check out the video below….
Mitt thinks he’d have a better chance of become president if he was Latino. In the first video of the Actually… series Rosie Perez explains why it will take more than being Latino for Mitt to win the election.