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Carnival Film Series takes a trip down memory lane

We start off our year of outdoor cinema with the Carnival Film Series – a showcase of Carnival-themed films and special presentations.
The series runs from 05 – 11 February and is sponsored by bpTT.

This year we focus on classic Carnival related films, with three evenings of free, outdoor film screenings.

The Carnival Film Series- Classic Edition programme:

Saturday 04 February, 7pm
Constantine Park, Macoya
Bacchanal Time/Comedy/ 1978/ Director Kamalo Deen

Bacchanal Time, is a hilarious comedy about an islandwide stick-fighting competition on Carnival Sunday, and two fighters who have to travel great distances through treacherous, often ridiculous circumstances to compete. Bubbling with the music of the season and Carnival weekend excitement, it stars Gregory Ballantyne (Calypsonian GB) as a stick fighter, and also features Calypso Rose, Shadow, Crazy, Trinidad Rio and Stork St. Hill among others. Written and directed by Kamalo Deen, the film treats the audience to a cinematic trip down memory lane and the joy of seeing the beauty of T&Ts 1970’s landscape on the big screen.

Seating will be provided. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

Sunday 05 February, 7pm
Big Black Box, Woodbrook
Black Orpheus/Drama/ 1959/ Director Marcel Camus

The winner of both the 1959 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, and the 1960 Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in a Rio de Janeiro favela. An epic tale of love, vengeance and passion accompanied by breathtaking cinematography; it was an international sensation that helped kick-off the bossa nova craze in 1960s America.

Refreshments will be on sale.

Saturday 11 February, 7pm
NALIS Amphitheatre, Port of Spain.
King Carnival/Documentary/ 1973/ Director Horace Ové
+Panel Discussion: Dr. Hollis Liverpool, Ray Funk, Tony Hall

Made for the BBC in 1973 by legendary Trinidadian-British director, Horace Ové, King Carnival is acclaimed as one of the best documentaries ever made about the history of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival – with its in-depth look at the pre-Lenten festival, from the cultural cornucopia which provided a platform for civil unrest and protest, to the twentieth century celebration of all things Caribbean, which has spawned over 170 T&T-styled carnivals throughout the year and across the world.

Refreshments will be on sale.

Date: 18th January 2017
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