News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Oct. 23, 2014: A film about two brothers who return to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake to find loved ones, has opened in several major U.S. theaters around the country.
The documentary ‘Lakay’ made its theatrical debut in Chicago and Miami on October 17th. The screenings will expand to include both coasts on October 24th.
‘Lakay,’ Creole for “home”, was shot in Port-Au-Prince and Chicago after the 2010 earthquake. With Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in ruins, towns destroyed and families displaced brothers, Alexius and Romeo, are on a mission to locate and find their loved ones.
The filmmakers reveal the tragedy caused by this natural disaster from an intimate and personal perspective.
Catch a preview here.
It is written, directed and executive produced by Tirf Alexius, a Chicago native. Remoh Romeo is also a writer and doubles as executive producer and producer.
The film was also produced and written by Hugh Grady, an American actor and filmmaker originality from Detroit, MI. Macdanne Edmond also gets producer credit.
‘Lakay’ was selected as an official entry in the documentary category of The 9th Annual Harlem International Film Festival. Stars are Tirf Alexius, Remoh Romeo and Hugh Grady.
“Lakay isn’t just about capturing history: it’s about family – my family,” said director Tirf Alexius. “I’ve learned so much about myself and my Haitian brothers and sisters. For me, Lakay was 28 years in the making. 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. To figure it all out, sometimes you just need to go home!”
For more see Lakaydoc.com. The film was shot in Haiti and Chicago and runs for : 1 hr 23 mins.
Lakay is being shown at the following theaters:
SCHAUMBURG, IL: AMC LOEWS STREETS OF WOODFIELD 20
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, IL: AMC LOEWS COUNTRY CLUB HILLS 16
MIAMI, FL: AMC MALL OF THE AMERICAS 14
ORLANDO, FL: UNIVERSAL CINEPLEX 20
TAMPA, FL: AMC WOODLAND SQUARE 20
TAMPA, FL: AMC VETERANS 24
It will open tomorrow Oct. 24 at:
BURBANK, CA: AMC BURBANK TOWNCENTER 8
WEST NYACK, NY: AMC PALISADES 21 AND IMAX
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA: AMC SUGARLOAF MILLS 18