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Trailer


SKULL + BONE

A Short Documentary

 

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Trailer


SKULL + BONE

A Short Documentary

 

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A film by Victoria Rivera

In collaboration with Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes

A co-production with Wild Combination

Featuring songs by Bruce Barnes and the Northside Skull and Bone Gang

 

*For a private link of the Work in Progress press Here 

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Screenings


SCREENINGS

Screenings


SCREENINGS

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTSFEST

Shorts: parables, fantasies and fables

SCREENING:

Saturday, June 24 - 11:00 am
Camelot Theatres


CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER


TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Tickets on sale NOW!

SHORTS: HUMAN CONDITION

SCREENINGS:

Sunday April 23rd 4:00pm
Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11
Asphalt Green Battery Park City Campus, 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10281

Monday April 24th 12:00pm
*Press + Industry screening
Cinepolis Chelsea
260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Tuesday April 25th 8:30pm
Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11
Asphalt Green Battery Park City Campus, 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10281

Friday April 28th 8:00pm
Cinepolis Chelsea
260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Saturday April 29th 5:00pm
Cinepolis Chelsea
260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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Synopsis


SYNOPSIS

 

Treme, New Orleans.

In a neighborhood plagued with a violent past, one man reflects on its deeply rooted history, its cultural impact and the importance of keeping ancestral traditions alive. They carry stories of resilience and survival and celebrate life, as the precious, fleeting gift it is.

 

Bruce Barnes is an established New Orleans musician and the current leader of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang, an African American creole tradition that dates back to 1819 in New Orleans Louisiana, decades before slavery was abolished. Every year they come out at the break of dawn on Mardi Gras morning to scare you straight and make sure you know, the Bone Man is out to get ya'. 

 

He believes with full conviction, that despite his city’s violent past and current troubling statistics, young black men can take their future into their own hands and avoid becoming a statistic. He believes in the power of a strong community and a clear message;

 

“If you Don’t Live Right, The Bone Man is Comin’ For Ya!” 

 

Synopsis


SYNOPSIS

 

Treme, New Orleans.

In a neighborhood plagued with a violent past, one man reflects on its deeply rooted history, its cultural impact and the importance of keeping ancestral traditions alive. They carry stories of resilience and survival and celebrate life, as the precious, fleeting gift it is.

 

Bruce Barnes is an established New Orleans musician and the current leader of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang, an African American creole tradition that dates back to 1819 in New Orleans Louisiana, decades before slavery was abolished. Every year they come out at the break of dawn on Mardi Gras morning to scare you straight and make sure you know, the Bone Man is out to get ya'. 

 

He believes with full conviction, that despite his city’s violent past and current troubling statistics, young black men can take their future into their own hands and avoid becoming a statistic. He believes in the power of a strong community and a clear message;

 

“If you Don’t Live Right, The Bone Man is Comin’ For Ya!” 

 

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Bruce Barnes


BRUCE 'SUNPIE' BARNES

Musician / Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang

"It’s important to understand what Carnival even is. It’s the shedding of the flesh, honoring those that have gone before us as is what it’s all about. Those are long lasting, longstanding African traditions and when it comes to spirituality, you’re not going to make it to the other side and do anything without understanding that you’re walking on the shoulders of giants." 

Bruce Barnes


BRUCE 'SUNPIE' BARNES

Musician / Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang

"It’s important to understand what Carnival even is. It’s the shedding of the flesh, honoring those that have gone before us as is what it’s all about. Those are long lasting, longstanding African traditions and when it comes to spirituality, you’re not going to make it to the other side and do anything without understanding that you’re walking on the shoulders of giants." 

TEASER

Featuring Amanja song by the Northside Skull and Bone Gang.

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Zohar Israel


ZOHAR ISREAL

Zohar Israel


ZOHAR ISREAL

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Bruce Brown


BRUCE BROWN

 

Bruce Brown


BRUCE BROWN

 

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MICHAEL CRUTCHER


MICHAEL CRUTCHER

 

MICHAEL CRUTCHER


MICHAEL CRUTCHER

 

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Behind the Scenes


BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the Scenes


BEHIND THE SCENES

Shot on location in the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, over Mardi Gras weekend.

Photography by Josefina Santos

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Contact


CONTACT US

To receive updates on the film & request materials for a feature or screening.

vriveraster@gmail.com

Contact


CONTACT US

To receive updates on the film & request materials for a feature or screening.

vriveraster@gmail.com