Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King Set for Debut at BronzeLens Film Festival Aug 23-27

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The 8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival takes place in Atlanta August 23-August 27.  The festival has become a staple film festival for Atlanta and features great panels in addition to the film screenings. This film festival always offers a wide array of options from the “bronze lens” including selections from the Caribbean diaspora. For tickets and more information about the BronzeLens Film Festival visit

This year BronzeLens will be screening two selections from the Caribbean: Machel Montano: Making of a Soca King and Barrow Freedom Riders.

With a lifelong mission to put soca music on the international map, Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Montano has pioneered the evolution of the genre throughout his 34-year career. The film utilizes never before seen vintage footage along with insight from band members, peers, and family to tell the phenomenal story of the “Michael Jackson of the Caribbean”, while giving viewers a backstage pass to his 15 high-energy, non-stop, live performances during the last 5 days before Carnival Monday 2015 in Trinidad.

Machel Montano: Making of a Soca King  will screen on Saturday August 26 at 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  For tickets and more information visit:  Barrow Freedom Riders will also screen on Saturday August 26 from 3:20pm – 4:45pm.  Let’s show support for these films about our rich culture and history!

The film is directed by Bart Phillips, a trailblazer in his media vision, and a recipient of 2 MTV Video Music Awards, an Emmy, and a NAIMIC Award for his work on The Journey with Akon featured on the African Channel. Complimenting his equally unquestionable reputation, these significant milestones rank highly his work for inaugural productions. 

About BLFF

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.

In fact, the mission of the BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is two fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

Each year,  film lovers, actors, and film makers gather in culture-and-heritage-rich Atlanta, Georgia to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as television, and the production of both. The BronzeLens Film Festival will feature screenings in multiple venues, as well as informative panels, and enlightening Master Classes led by top names in film, direction, and production.




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