This weekend make sure to check out local films on at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) 2016, grab your tickets early if you can because they’re selling out fast.
For a full listing see http://ttfilmfestival.com
Here’s our pick of things to do this weekend in T&T:
Friday September 23
LIGHT - ttff/16 new media + after party
Big Black Box
33 Murray Street, Woodbrook, POS
North Eleven projection artists are especially interested in the interaction between visuals and how the audience interact with them. 'Light' will produce a live audio-visual performance for New Media ttff/16. The performance will incorporate projection mapping & murals, live digital graffiti & motion design and live visuals.
From lo-tech local art mediums such as pieces of string, paper, wire mesh and cardboard to the latest audio-visual applications and collaborations with fellow artists, illustrators, painters and musicians will create stunning mixed media artwork.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2cyRaXu
Saturday September 24
Dance Royal - Dance Competition Prelims
Woodbrook Youth Facility, Port of Spain
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s like Party Time, but better. See young talent show off their dance skills at this brand new competition. More info here: http://bit.ly/2cqJMKn
Super Me - - ttff/16 presents
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come see this insightful and inspiring film, part of a series of short films by local artist and filmmaker Jaime lee Loy, more info here: https://www.facebook.com/supermefilm
Shakespeare's King Lear: Stage to Screen - ttff/16 presents
UWI, St Augustine
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, renowned British-Trinidadian actor, Don Warrington takes on the role of King Lear with magnetic, majestic power, in a commanding performance as the cantankerous king who descends into madness as family ties disintegrate, order disappears and the land slides into chaos.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2cJnaWx
Sunday September 25
Diva: Enemy of the People - ttff/16 presents
Akimbo, Pro-Queen Street, Arima
Play the Devil - ttff/16 presents
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this award-winning film, 18-year-old Gregory is caught between repressing his true creative nature and desires and surrendering to society’s dictates of what it means to be a man. An encounter with a successful businessman derails the plans set by his family and community. Play The Devil shatters conventions of sexuality, masculinity, morality and individuality through its unapologetic multi-layered explorations of power dynamics, religion and aspirations.
More info here: http://ttfilmfestival.com/film/play-the-devil
Edric Connor: A Man of Many Parts - ttff/16 presents
The Little Carib Theatre, Cor. White and Robert Streets, Port of Spain
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A compilation of film clips illustrating Edric Connor’s illustrious and complex life and career - presented by Ray Funk + Bruce Paddington, in partnership with the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago. Musicians from the UTT Academy for the Performing Arts will play some of the music featured in this presentation.
Edric Connor (1913-1968) was born in Mayaro, but emigrated to England as a young man where he had a trail-blazing career as a singer, folklorist, actor and filmmaker. He is noted for being in such Hollywood blockbusters as Moby Dick (1956), starring Gregory Peck, where he persuaded the director to include a Jamaican folk song into the soundtrack; Fire Down Below (1957), starring Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon and Rita Hayworth, shot in Trinidad and Tobago; and Four for Texas (1963), with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Ursula Andress and Charles Bronso.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2d5PMwH
Trinidad Ultimate Ninja Warrior
The Battledrome, POS
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come witness the fitness at this battle of physical strength and agility: http://bit.ly/2cruZ2e
Have a great weekend!