Fire Down Below, the first-ever international film shot in Tobago, will screen at Movie Towne, Tobago, on Friday 10 August 2012. The screening is part of Side by Side – a celebration of Independence through film, presented by the trinidad+tobago film festival.
Fire Down Below stars Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth and Mayaro-born Edric Connor, in an intriguing, action filled love triangle set in post World War 2 Tobago.
Tony (Lemmon) and Felix (Mitchum) are two small time smugglers sailing around the Caribbean doing odd jobs in a small tramp boat. While in Tobago, they agree to ferry Irena (Hayworth), a beautiful, mysterious woman without a passport to Trinidad. Both men both fall in love with her, leading to a dramatic betrayal of friendship.
The screening is presented in association with the National Gas Company.
Side by Side comprises a series of screenings of free, classic T+T films, from August 5 to 25, throughout Trinidad and Tobago. There will also be an exhibition on the history of local filmmaking at the Academy of the Performing Arts, Port of Spain, from 15 August to 2 October. The initiative is supported by the Inter-Ministerial committee for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence.
Admission to Fire Down Below at Movie Towne Tobago is Free.
For more information please visit www.ttfilmfestival.com or call 621 0709