T&T’s “Hero” Lands in New York

Film Screening and Q&A with director, Frances-Anne Solomon

30 May 2019
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Tickets available here


2 June 2019
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Tickets available here

Director Frances-Anne Solomon’s acclaimed feature film HERO, inspired by Trinidad and Tobago war hero Ulric Cross, will have its U.S premiere at the 26th New York African Film Festival’s (NYAFF) Opening Night at Lincoln Center. A second screening will take place on June 2nd at 4:15pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Both screenings will include a Q&A afterward with the director. Tickets are $12-15 per person. 

HERO headlines NYAFF’s recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first Pan-African Congress with a showcase of films about Pan-Africanism and global game changers. Cross left Trinidad in 1941 to become the RAF’s ’s most decorated West Indian navigator. But his life took a different course when, along with a number of other notable West Indians, he followed the call of history and joined the Pan-African and independence movements sweeping the world in the ’50s and ’60s.

HERO’s international cast includes Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicolai Salcedo, in the lead role of Ulric Cross, alongside UK star Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Canada’s Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), and Ghanaian superstars John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang and Prince David Oseia.

The New York African Film Festival is co-presented by Film at Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc., and runs May 30 to June 4; more information at filmlinc.org.

For media inquiries and interviews with Frances-Anne Solomon contact – Fennella Bruce – 647.290.76.10 | fennella@fkbmedia.com

Above text adapted from email.