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TT Film Fest Film of the Day Thurs 20th

Today’s film is:

Hall (Rommel Hall/ 2017/ Barbados / Documentary feature / 95 mins/ Unrated), 6pm Sc 8, MovieTowne POS.

Barbadian

filmmaker Rommel Hall’s documentary about Barbados’ best known – and,

it has to be said, best-loved – convicted murderer and jailbreaker is

remarkable.Classified as a “true crime documentary” it is far closer to a

true social mirror.Hall, who escaped from Bridgetown’s Glendairy Prison

three times, was one of three young men convicted, probably under what

lawyers call “the felony-murder rule”, of the murder of Cyril Sisnett,

at Sisnett’s Francia Plantation Great House.

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TT Film Fest Film of the Day Wed 19th

Today’s film is:

TTIT 40th Anniversary (Leroy Smart/ 2018/ Trinidad & Tobago / Documentary short / 30 mins/ Rated for all ages), 3pm Sc 8, MovieTowne POS & 6pm Sc 4, MovieTowne San Fernando.

Most

Trinidadians probably have the same kind of working knowledge of the 12

Tribes of Israel, the Rastafarian church, as they do of orthodox Jews

or jockeys: they’re vaguely aware that those people dress that way because of something to do with how they live their life.Leroy Smart’s short

documentary goes a long way towards explaining the basis of the group’s

religious beliefs, which are, in essence, no weirder than those of any

other faith

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More than a Trifecta of What's Best at the TT Film Fest

THE SINGLE best week of the entire calendar year for film runs from Wednesday coming to Wednesday next.There is no other time that you will be able to see films like the ones screening at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; not even the European Film Festival in Port of Spain comes remotely close to the TTFF for wide-ranging choice.

And you’re genuinely spoiled for choice this year, even with the festival necessarily feeling the financial loss of former title sponsor, Flow.Everyone involved with any form of visual content in the world has been either hit or knocked right over by Netflix, of course, and, in that context, the ongoing support of BP – who sponsor the Youth Jury whom I serve as mentor – is to be lauded.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 9 September 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Dunkirk, 6pm HBO. Watch this if you liked United 93, Saving Private Ryan or The Revenant. The director of Inception, Memento and the Dark Knight films returns, splendidly, to the form that had vanished in Interstellar.From

the very first frame, he captures the strange mix of horror,

excitement, violence and boredom that make up a war – as well as the

true story of one of the great humanitarian actions in modern history,

the rescue from the beach at Dunkirk of

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 2 September 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 12.55 midday MaxPrime. Watch this if you liked the Indiana Jones or the Lord of the Rings trilogies or the Avengers. Though

one of the “new” ones, this Star Wars blockbuster fits in,

chronologically, somewhere around III-and-a-half and, technologically,

way on top of all its predecessors – including even perhaps The Force Awakens.

The bigger your home TV, the more you will enjoy a movie

purpose-designed for Imax screens. Even on regular human being TVs,

though,

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