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Bronx NY Premiere of Step by Step Productions, The JOSEPH Movie

Step By Productions would like to invite you to the screening of its 7th movie, JOSEPH, a Pan-African film, which was endorsed and supported by the Governments of Ghana, Jamaica and Barbados.  Joseph will be screened at Linden Multiplex on Feb. 28th- Mar. 5th and in the Bronx at AMC Bay Plaza on March 6th-12th, 2020. We are asking people of African and Caribbean heritage in the New York area to work together to fill these two cinemas. And I know, if we work together, we can do it! We are very aware that this opened door for JOSEPH, if successfully executed, will become an open door for other African and Caribbean films. Please help us to make this happen.
March 6th, 2020 is also Ghana’s Independence Day and SBS wants to celebrate with Ghanaians living in the NYC area.  Ghanaians are asked to join us in this national Independence celebration by attending the Joseph screening at the AMC BAY PLAZA on Independence Day and throughout that weekend by wearing or displaying the colours of the Ghana flag in national solidarity and unity.
Joseph, which was included in the Ghana Tourism Authority Year Of Return, was shot on location in Ghana, Jamaica and Barbados and tells the story of a Jamaican doctor who must overcome family conflict and self doubt to discover his African origins.
Joseph was premiered in Atlanta through the Stonecrest Film Foundation to a large audience who gave it a standing ovation. Joseph was also premiered in GHANA, JAMAICA &  BARBADOS. Premieres and screenings are set for London, Cayman Islands, BVI and Canada.

Brooklyn NY Premiere of Step by Step Productions, The JOSEPH Movie

JOSEPH, the Pan-African film, produced in Jamaica, Ghana & Barbados, will be screened in New York @ LINDEN BOULEVARD MULTIPLEX CINEMA,  2784 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208.
FEB. 28th-MARCH 5th, 2020/ SHOW TIMES: 1:50pm/7pm-MON-FRIDAY
1:50pm/4pm/7:00pm-SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
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Atlanta Screenings of Step by Step Productions, The JOSEPH Movie

 

The JOSEPH movie was written and directed by Jamaican born, Marcia Weekes of Step by Step Productions of Barbados (SBS). This movie marks their eighth, and probably most important film to date. JOSEPH is a riveting, inspirational drama, about Self-identity, Reconnecting Africa and its Diaspora, Reconciliation and Reversing the Racial Stereotype.

The movie was recently picked up by AMC Cinemas to be screened in the USA. The movie will be released at AMC North DeKalb and AMC Conyers from Friday, March 6-13, 2020. JOSEPH is distributed in the US by Soulidifly Productions.

 

FILM SYNOPSIS

Joseph King is a successful, young doctor in Jamaica, being groomed by his parents, also doctors, to take over the family’s private hospital.  He is hardworking and popular with everyone.  However, he is haunted by childhood memories of his beloved grandfather in

Accompong, the Maroon village from which his family originated.

A serious tragedy, a chance meeting and an unfulfilled promise drive Joseph towards an uncertain destiny.  Will Joseph find what he’s searching for? Or, were his grandfather’s dreams based on myths and fables that have no place in present-day Africa?  And, will a trip to the motherland be enough to satisfy his longing for an identity that has so far eluded him?

 

 

Manhattan Premiere of Step by Step Productions, The JOSEPH Movie

CONSULATE GENERAL OF BARBADOS

820 SECOND AVENUE
5th FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10017
TELEPHONE: 212-551-4325 Email: newyork@foreign.gov.bb

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE CONSUL GENERAL OF BARBADOS

NEW YORK   FEBRUARY 2020

Linda Watson-Lorde, Cultural and Community Affairs Officer
Tel: 212-551-4332      Email: lwatson-Lorde@foreign.gov.bb

JOSEPH
STEP BY  STEP PRODUCTION COMPANY

Over the last 10 years, Step by Step Productions (SBS) has produced 7 feature length films. They have toured the Caribbean and internationally with these films and their most recent, Barrow: Freedom Fighter has won a most prestigious award in 2018, the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Diaspora Docudrama.  Among its other international awards and nominations, is the Programmers Award at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), the largest Black Film Festival in the USA. Barrow-Freedom Fighter’s director also won the award for Best Film directed by a Woman of Color from the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York (ADIFF). Barrow- Freedom Fighter has also been offered a distribution deal from ArtMattan Films out of New York. In its homeland, Barrow: Freedom Fighter captured the coveted Gold Award in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) as well as the Governor General’s Award.

SBS has just completed another very important film to Africa and people of African descent.  It is the feature film JOSEPH.  JOSEPH, a riveting inspirational drama, is about Self-Identity, Reconnecting Africa and its Diaspora, Reconciliation and Reversing the Racial Stereo-type.

JOSEPH is now ready for the various markets and has successfully begun marketing and distribution in West Africa and the Caribbean and was recently picked up by AMC Cinemas to be screened in the USA. SBS desires to screen the film to the Barbadian diaspora and the wider Caribbean and West African diaspora in the US through the AMC screening opportunity.  The scheduled dates for this one week screening is Feb. 28th – March 6th, 2020.  

 

FILM SYNOPSIS

Joseph King is a successful, young doctor in Jamaica, being groomed by his parents, also doctors, to take over the family’s private hospital.  He is hardworking and popular with everyone.  However, he is haunted by childhood memories of his beloved grandfather in Accompong, the Maroon village from which his family originated.

Joseph’s father, Christopher King, is dismissive of any idea that connects Jamaicans with Africa.  He tries to steer Joseph away from ideas of going “back to Africa” because he considers it a backward step for modern, successful people like his family.  Christopher doesn’t share his son’s affection for his own father and wants nothing to do with the “bush medicine” he was famous for amongst the Maroons.

Joseph’s yearning for Africa creates family conflict, further exacerbated by his plastic surgeon sister Dahlia’s jealousy over his position as sole heir to the family’s medical empire.  Joseph’s curiosity about Africa is fuelled even more by Kweku, his friend from medical school, who would boast about his homeland Ghana.  Kweku’s stories contradict what Joseph hears and sees about Africa in the media, making him even more determined to make his own sojourn to Africa.

A serious tragedy, a chance meeting and an unfulfilled promise drive Joseph towards an uncertain destiny.  Will Joseph find what he’s searching for? Or, were his grandfather’s dreams based on myths and fables that have no place in present-day Africa?  And, will a trip to the motherland be enough to satisfy his longing for an identity that has so far eluded him?

 

TAG LINE: WHO WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WERE REALLY FREE?

JOSEPH specifically seeks to:

  1. Repair the identity of Africans in the diaspora and serve as a tool for self-discovery
  2. Educate and change any negative mindsets held by Africans about the Caribbean
  3. Assist in the eradication of negative mindsets and imagery about Africa, held by the Africans of the Caribbean and the Americas
  4. Attempt to bring positive spirits and strengths together to elevate Africans worldwide
  5. Communicate principles of unity, reconciliation and self-love
  6. Rekindle a desire for persons of African descent to want to know more about their roots
  7. Inspire Africans to rise above the legacy of their chains and history of captivity and in effect, break the “stereo type.”

For all other information, please contact:

Linda Watson-Lorde     Tel: 212-551-4332   or  Email: lwatson-lorde@foreign.gov.bb