I’m new to Trinidad and at the same time very happy with all the movie related events that have occurred since I’ve arrived. Just a month ago they had the TTFF (Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival) which while I didn’t blog I did check out a couple of films, and just today begins screenings for the 15th European Film Festival. While I know I’m not going to get to cover the festival very well (work and all) and I am slightly disappointed by a lot of the titles being older foreign films it’s not going to stop me from hitting up the theatre for one or two films that I’ve yet to see (and a couple that I’ve never heard of).
With that said however, my biggest disappointment is how unbelievably difficult it is to understand then schedule that they’ve posted on their facebook page. So for those of you out there (not sure how large my T&T crowd is right now) who’re considering checking out a film here and there and not sure what’s showing when check out my “deciphered” version of the schedule. But keep abreast of any possible changes through their facebook page.
The one screening I plan to check out is their showing of [REC] on Oct. 30, it’s a film I’ve missed out on and planned to see this month but I totally in for seeing it on the big screen this time.
|Dates||10:40 AM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM||5:30 PM||7:45 PM|
|Wed, Oct 19||[REC]||Commes Les Autres||Furia||Made in Dagenham||The Dark House|
|Thurs, Oct 20||My Mother’s Tears||Sinestsia||Sniff the Dog||Yella||Welcome|
|Fri, Oct 21||Recollections of the Yellow House||The Girl From Monaco||Fire in Babylon||The City of No Limits||With Friends Like These (8PM)|
|Sat, Oct 22||Commes Les Autres||The Flying Classroom||Heaven’s Heart (3:15PM)||El Perro Del Hortelano||Archipelago|
|Sun. Oct 23||Forbidden Fruit||Sniff the Dog||Black Mor’s Island||Whisky With Vodka||Stuff and Dough|
|Mon, Oct 24||The City of No Limits||Forbidden Fruit (1:15PM)||Sinestsia (3:30PM)||The Dark House||El Perro Del Hortelano|
|Tues, Oct 25||Black Mor’s Island||The Hell of 63||Shutterbug||Black Mor’s Island||Return of Sergeant Lapins|
|Wed, Oct 26||Open Your Eyes||Made in Dagenham||Sniff the Dog (3:15PM)||Archipelago||Heaven’s Heart|
|Thurs, Oct 27||Whisky With Vodka||Heaven’s Heart||The Flying Classroom||Fire in Babylon||The City of No Limits|
|Fri, Oct 28||The Girl From Monaco||Return of Sergeant Lapins||Open Your Eyes||Furia||Limbo|
|Sat, Oct 29||Sniff the Dog||El Perro Del Hortelano||Black Mor’s Island||The Dark House||Yella|
|Sun, Oct 30||The Flying Classroom||Black Mor’s Island||With Friends Like These||[REC]||The Hell of 63|
|Mon, Oct 31||Welcome||My Mother’s Tears||Matrimoni e Altri Disastri||Stuff and Dough||Commes Les Autres|
|Tues, Nov 1||Sinestsia||[REC]||Forbidden Fruit||First Night||Furia|
|Wed, Nov 2||Archipelago||Return of Sergeant Lapins||Limbo||With Friends Like These||Open Your Eyes|
|Thurs, Nov 3||First Night||Matrimoni e Altri Disastri||Yella||The Hell of 63||Made in Dagenham|
|Fri, Nov 4||The City of No Limits||With Friends Like These||Heaven’s Heart (3:15PM)||The Flying Classroom||Life, Above All|
|Sat, Nov 5||Sniff the Dog||Black Mor’s Island||El Perro Del Hortelano||Heaven’s Heart||The Girl From Monaco|
|Sun, Nov 6||First Night||The City of No Limits (12:45PM)||The Dark House (3:15PM)||Welcome||My Mother’s Tears|
|Mon, Nov 7||Yella||Return of Sergeant Lapins||The Girl From Monaco||The Hell of 63||Open Your Eyes|
|Tues, Nov 8||Sinestsia||Stuff and Dough||Matrimoni e Altri Disastri||My Mother’s Tears||Recollections of the Yellow House|
A lot of the titles I’ve never heard of, so feel free to see their facebook page for posters and plot synopses. Sadly none of the films being screened are the films being put forward for the Best Foreign Film award at next year’s Oscars. However, based on what I saw from last year’s schedule it seems that these may be future Oscar contenders in years to come.