Soirées du Cinéma
Presented by Festival International de Louisiane, Soirées du Cinema is a FREE film series which takes place during Festival International de Louisiane at Cité des Arts.
Tuesday, April 23 at Cité des Arts - 6:30pm
Rise Up (Jamaica, 2012, 90 mins.) 6:30pm
RiseUp is a journey into the heart of Jamaica - the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history.With music and appearances by legends Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and a slew of soon-to-be superstars, RiseUp follows artists in the dangerous streets, back alleys and crowded dancehalls of Kingston and the countryside. These artists demonstrate the raw power of hope and courage in a land which is largely unseen, but certainly not unsung. Welcome to the Jamaican underground music scene.
Brushy, the King of One String (Jamaica, 2012, 8 mins.) 8:00pm
At the occasion of BRUSHY's acoustic album release, United Reggae and RiseUp Entertainment offer you to watch the short documentary The King Of One String. From the creators of RiseUp comes The King of One String, the story of Jamaican living legend, Andrew Chin, AKA "Brushy One String". Filled with contagious musical performances by the artist, The King of One String follows Brushy from the dangerous streets, back alleys and crowded streets of Jamaica, as he demonstrates the raw power of hope and courage in a land where he is revered by both young and old. Brushy soothes the souls and rough hearts with a bright smile and one string.
*This documentary will be followed by a live performance from Brushy One String.