After the Saturday screening of Better Mus Come in Times Square, New York, Storm Saulter, the movie's director, will be the focus of a question-and-answer session.
The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which has used its ARRAY label, to distribute the film in the United States, invited Saulter's Coalition to Preserve Reggae (CPR) to the screening for just that purpose at the AMC 42nd Street Theatre (234 W 42nd St).
The movie, which opens on Friday, is the first of ARRAY's releases, dedicated to multi-platform distribution of black independent film.
The film and its distribution is important, not only because of the synergy it reflects, but also because of the role of reggae music in the movie.
While there is much said about reggae's influence around the world, the film acknowledges and documents the impact of the music on Jamaica and, importantly, on a new generation of artisans.
According to a release from CPR, "it is imperative that this film gets our full support at this juncture as this support will pave the way for extending the screening and for future film projects from the African Diaspora getting into the mainstream through an Africana initiative."
Saulter will be on Real Talk today from 7-10 p.m. to talk about the movie. To hear what Saulter has to say, interested parties can join the stream www.cprreggae.org/player.