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From freedom to festival

Posted August 31, 2009 by Hello

It’s just over a couple weeks to the start of the trinidad+tobago film festival/09. It’s also Independence Day here in Trinidad and Tobago and, from the sounds of it, it’s a country gone a bit mad. Earlier today, I could hear sirens from a nearby parade, while this afternoon brought the raucous sounds from a […]

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Guess who’s coming to TTFF09, pt 3

Posted August 29, 2009 by Hello

US writer and theatre critic Hilton Als, who will be programming four nights of screenings at StudioFilmClub as part of the trinidad+tobago film festival/09 Filmmaking isn’t just about directors, though some of them might like to think so. Yes, the director is often the sine qua non of a film, especially in independent, auteur-driven cinema. […]

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Show me the funny!

Posted August 27, 2009 by Hello

No laughing matter: a scene from Paulette James’ Enter the Preacher Think of the last comedy to win an Oscar for best picture*. Ha! You can’t can you? Although comedies sometimes make it to the nomination stage, only a handful have ever achieved a win. In fact, so few in number are the comedy winners […]

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Putting the TT in TTFF09

Posted August 24, 2009 by Hello

Don’t go chasing waterfalls: a shot from Sistagod II: Her Second Coming, directed by Robert Yao Ramesar of Trinidad and Tobago “Trinidadian films? Such things exist?” If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that (or something like that), I’d be–well not rich exactly, but I’d have some good change. Yes, Virginia, […]

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Guess who’s coming to TTFF09, pt 2

Posted August 23, 2009 by Hello

Ishmahil Blagrove Jr., the UK-based, Jamaican-born director of Forever and This is Our Country Too John Donne once said, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” No film festival is an island, either, even when it takes place on an island or, in our case, two. One of the best parts of putting on […]

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Guess who’s coming to TTFF09, pt 1

Posted August 21, 2009 by Hello

Carlos Reygadas of Mexico, the writer and director of Silent Light Filmmaking is a painstaking process. It takes many dozens, even hundreds of people working for months, sometimes years to bring a film to the big screen. Which is why we at the trinidad+tobago film festival think it’s important not just to show good films, […]

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The unveiling of Cobo, the 09 festival artwork

Posted August 19, 2009 by Hello

Cobo, by festival artist, Eddie Bowen, the official artwork of the trinidad+tobago film festival/09 As Jonathan rightly said in the post preceding this one, yesterday was a busy day for us at the trinidad + tobago film festival/09. At 9 in the morning, we¬†welcomed members of the press to our official media launch¬†at the National […]

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