POTENTIAL Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie in WASHINGTON D.C. Area on April 10th 2014

POTENTIAL Screening of the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie on April 10th 2014.   But ONLY if enough people pre-order tickets.

POTENTIAL Screening of the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie on April 10th 2014. But ONLY if enough people pre-order tickets.

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Washington D.C. — The Award-Winning, Independent GARIFUNA IN PERIL movie MIGHT be screened in the Washington D.C. area on April 10th, but ONLY if enough people pre-order tickets by April 3rd 2014.

This particular screening is a partnership with on-demand theatrical company, TUGG; which exists to enable independent filmmakers to bring films brought to commercial movie theaters across the country.

What they do is with a local film promoter, place a movie in a movie theater in a region, usually between Monday through Thursday. This is because commercial movie theaters prefer to show Hollywood movies on the weekends, Since Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the days where they get the most traffic.

Once that is done, people interested in seeing a movie have two or three weeks to reserve a ticket.  If enough people reserve a ticket (typically between 70 and 80 people), the screening is confirmed.  If not, NO screening and the movie theater is able to revert to regular Hollywood programming.   Credit cards are ONLY charged once a screening is confirmed.

The POTENTIAL Screening of the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie is being brought to you by Garifuna Man Basil Flores and is scheduled to take place on THURSDAY, April 10th 2014 at the AMC Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Scheduled Time is 7:30pm.  Tickets are $11.50 and about 80 people need to reserve tickets by April 3rd 2014 in order for the screening to be confirmed. To reserve a ticket to the potential screening of the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie in the Washington D.C. Area, go to http://www.tugg.com/events/8356 .

If there is NO screening, NO ONE is charged.   Credit cards are ONLY charged once a screening is confirmed.

As an added treat, patrons of THIS particular movie screening, who save their receipts will get a FREE copy of the DVD of the GARIFUNA IN PERIL as a special Seremein (“Thanks” in the Garifuna Language), but this can only happen IF a screening is confirmed.

Will YOU Help this POTENTIAL Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Take place?

Will YOU Help this POTENTIAL Screening of GARIFUNA IN PERIL Take place?

The plot of the film follows the journey of a Garifuna language teacher Ricardo in Los Angeles as he struggles to be a good father, husband and brother while taking responsibility to preserve his native language, traditional culture and community lands against the expansion of tourism.

Ricardo’s plans to build a Garifuna language school on the north coast of Honduras become complicated by the expansion plans of a tourist resort in the area and personal betrayal pushes him to travel to Honduras and directly confront land issues in tandem with his educational mission.

Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes as 'Ricardo' in the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie.  Photo courtesy of Aban Productions.

Garifuna Man Ruben Reyes as ‘Ricardo’ in the GARIFUNA IN PERIL Movie. Photo courtesy of Aban Productions.

Meanwhile, Ricardo’s son Elijah rehearses a theater play dramatizing an episode from the life of Garifuna Paramount Chief Joseph Satuyé/Chatoyer and his last stand against the British on the island of St. Vincent.

Trailer to the independent film, Garifuna In Peril (with English subtitles).

Garifuna In Peril has screened to large audiences at over 40 film festivals in 10 countries, and attracted media interest due to its status as the first dramatic film primarily in Garifuna, a language proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  The film was shot in Honduras and the United States, with a cast of newcomers, and features 19 songs of Garifuna music in its soundtrack.

Awards won by the Garifuna In Peril Film include:

  • ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at The 2013 Arizona International Film Festival
  • ‘Indie Spirit Special Recognition’ at The 2013 Boston International Film Festival
  • ‘Golden Remi for Docu-Drama’ at The 2013 Worldfest Festival in Houston
  • ‘Audience Choice’ at The 2013 Festival de Cinema Latino American di Trieste (Italy)

Trailer to the independent film, Garifuna In Peril (with Spanish subtitles).

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