'Lakay' - New Doc About Haitian Earthquake Recovery to Get Theatrical Release in Oct.
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'Lakay' - New Doc About Haitian Earthquake Recovery to Get Theatrical Release in Oct.

nullA new documentary, "Lakay," by Chicago-based Haitian-American filmmaker Tirf Alexius, which deals with the

recovery of Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, will get a nationwide

theatrical release after it screens at the 9th Annual Harlem International

Film Festival this month.

Told from a personal POV, and starring

Alexius, along with his brother Remoh Romeo (who also produced the project with

Alexius, along with Hugh Grady and Macdanne Edmond), the documentary chronicles

what happened when the two brothers returned to Haiti to locate their loved

ones after the earthquake. However, what they found is a story of courage and resilience by the

survivors, as well as a new hope.

According to

Alexius, he wanted to make the film because: “I never thought that I would

work on a project that would put so much of myself out there. I wanted to do a

film that explored what it meant to be American as well as Haitian and not be

mutually exclusive. Haiti is more than just devastation. It has an innate

beauty, although rarely shown, and I sought to capture its vibrancy….It

captures how even in the face of tragedy we find moments of inspiration and

laughter; ways to strike a balance between suffering and joy.”

The film

is getting a nationwide theatrical release starting on October 17th, when it opens in 2 suburban Chicago area theaters – the AMC Woodfield 20

Lowes theaters in Schaumburg, and the AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16.

Then on October 24th, the film opens in New York, Atlanta and

Los Angeles, and in more cities the week after, on Oct. 31st.

Here is the

trailer:

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