10 February 2011


The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) and the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis), in association with the Trinidad & Tobago Entertainment Company and North Eleven, are pleased to present the first ever Carnival Film Series (CFS).

Taking place at the National Library, Port of Spain on 27 (6pm–10pm) and 28 February (7pm–10pm), and at the Point Fortin Library on 2 March (7pm–10pm), the CFS will be an entertaining three nights of Carnival-themed movies, live music performances, appearances by traditional Carnival characters and more.

One of the films being shown is the classic Bacchanal Time (1977), written and directed by Kamalo Deen. A comedy that follows the exploits of a couple of top stick-fighters, the film features acting performances by a number of calypsonians including Crazy and Gregory Ballantine, and a soundtrack featuring original songs by Calypso Rose, the Mighty Shadow and others.

Other films include the feature-length documentary Carnival Roots (2003), an electrifying look at the music and people who make up Carnival, and the short Too Young to Soca (1986), a fascinating portrait of a youthful Machel Montano.

In addition to the films, there will be live performances by the North West Laventille Cultural Movement, Kimba Sorzano and various traditional Carnival characters. The MC is Black Sage.

Admission to the CFS is $40. There will be food and drinks on sale, plus door prizes to be won. Seating is provided, though you may wish to bring a cushion.

The ttff, which is in its sixth year, is presented by Flow. The Festival receives leading sponsorship from RBC, and supporting sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the Tourism Development Corporation, the Tobago House of Assembly and the National Gas Company.

For more information, including each night’s entire schedule, visit www.trinidadandtobagofilmfestival.com or call 621-0709 or 623-6962