Welcome to Curfew Cinema, a fun way to beat the stay-at-home blues. In the run-up to the ttff/11, we will be offering some of the best films from past editions of the Festival for free viewing online. The first selection is the wonderful documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?, which will be available from 9pm today until 5am tomorrow.
In her column in yesterday’s Trinidad Guardian, Lisa Allen-Agostini writes about the T&T; Film Festival, noting this country’s long love-affair with the movies, the importance of fostering a local film industry, and the fact that “Movies is serious business for we.”
Big things are happening for film in T&T; in September. It’s only the third anniversary, but this year’s edition of the T&T; Film Festival promises to put Trinidad on the map for yet another great creative festival.
The festival features 67 films, half of which are by Trinidadians.
The Festival committee hosted members of the media on Monday at the Normandie Hotel to share some of the many plans for the two week film feast that kicks off on September 17 with a Gala evening at Movie Towne. The featured films that night are Manipulation and Florentino & the Devil. Throughout the two weeks there are five screenings a day at Movie Towne
workshops and fora for film makers and students, plus a special mini festival of Black British installation artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien at Studio Film Club.
For a full schedule check out the Film Festival website here.
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