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An Opportunity For New Yorkers To See Raoul Peck's Corruption Dramedy "Moloch Tropical" This Weekend

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 17, 2011 at 9:06PM

If you live in New York City and you missed past screenings of Raoul Peck’s (Lumumba) most recent offering, Moloch Tropical, well, you’ll get yet another chance to see it! Come on folks – you have ZERO excuses now! I expect every (ok, maybe not every) New Yorker who reads this blog to have seen this film already, and if you haven’t, make an effort to see it when it screens again at the Haiti Film Fest at Spike Lee Screening Room in Long Island University on Dekalb and Hudson, in Brooklyn.
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Moloch

If you live in New York City and you missed past screenings of Raoul Peck’s (Lumumba) most recent offering, Moloch Tropical, well, you’ll get yet another chance to see it! Come on folks – you have ZERO excuses now! I expect every (ok, maybe not every) New Yorker who reads this blog to have seen this film already, and if you haven’t, make an effort to see it when it screens again at the Haiti Film Fest at Spike Lee Screening Room in Long Island University on Dekalb and Hudson, in Brooklyn.

The thrilling Haitian drama, which I actually saw almost 2 years ago, and then reviewed on this blog (read my review HERE - in short, I really dug it), will screen at 4:15pm, this Saturday, November 19th. Oh, and by the way, the screenings (in fact, all screenings at the festival, which takes place over 3 days - this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12PM - 9PM each day) are FREE! That's right, except for the fest's opening night festivities, screenings on Saturday and Sunday are FREE to the public. 

And there are a number of titles I immediately noticed that we've covered on S&A that I haven't seen, which I will also highlight, see this weekend, and write about afterward.

Click HERE to visit the festival's website for the rest of the story.

Moloch Tropical is a film I've been touting on this blog since seeing it in December 2009, when I saw it; but it isn't yet available on DVD - not in the USA anyway; definitely not Region 1; so if you have one of those multi-region DVD players, you can buy a copy in Euros, which, when converted, will cost you about $40; not cheap (and I don't think that includes shipping).

Moloch Tropical was shot entirely in Haiti, and wasn't given a proper theatrical release. And that's unfortunate; it's a film that's best seen on a large screen given its visual scope. 

Synopsis: In a fortress perched on the top of a mountain, a democratically elected President (Zinedine Soualem) and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a state celebration. Foreign chiefs of state and dignitaries of all sorts are expected. But in the morning of the event, he wakes up to find the country inflamed the streets in turmoil. As the day goes on, rebellion worsens. Meanwhile, expected guests are withdrawing from the party one after another... madness ensues.

It's like a crazy dramedy about power and corruption. See it if you can!

No trailer, but watch the 2 clips below:

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