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STONES IN THE SUN/Wòch Nan Soley
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Fl United States
The Big Read Miami 2016 presents NYTimes Critics Pick Florida premiere of the feature film
Stones in the Sun/Wòch Nan Soley
and Q&A with Haitian American writer/director Patricia Benoit and author Edwidge Danticat
Set in New York’s Haitian community and in Haiti the film weaves together stories of love and family irradiated by the fallout of political terror.
Starring: Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Carlo Mitton, James Noel, Patricia Rhinvil, Thierry Saintine
After the film be part of a conversation between Edwidge Danticat and Patricia Benoit.
- Winner Tribeca film festival special jury mention
- African Academy award/PAFF best narrative film
- Winner Time Warner storytelling award
“wrenching…a powerfully acted exploration of the different ways that people deal with the traumatic wounds of the past.…[a] profound meditation on how exiles cope with strong mixed emotions about their shared history.”
– Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES – NYT Critics’ Pick ✔
“powerful…beautifully photographed. The picture that emerges is of an exiled community, well known for its strong work ethic and desire to get ahead, while still remembering and caring for those left behind.” – Marsha McCreadie, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
“…vividly illustrates the horrific legacy of the dictatorial Haitian regime…an intriguing look at this underexposed community….undeniably powerful” – Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER