T&T Film Festival and bpTT host Mayaro movie weekend

Free film screenings this weekend in Mayaro will round out the programme of events from the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) for 2011.

Presented in association with bpTT, the Big Mayaro Movie Weekend takes place this Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December at the Mayaro Resource Centre.

The excitement begins on Saturday with a screening of the Brazilian film Besouro, a ttff/11 selection. Set in the early 1900s, Besouro is a spellbinding action-fantasy that tells the story of a great capoeirista (Brazilian martial artist) with mystical powers, who rises up to defend his people against the brutal local sugar plantation bosses.

Along with the film there will be a barbecue, bar and DJ music. Gates open at 6pm and the movie, which is for persons ages 14 years and older, starts at 7pm.

Then on Sunday there will be a family day, with a screening of Wind Jammers, also a ttff/11 selection. Wind Jammers is an uplifting, feelgood film that follows Justice, a teenage American girl, who moves to the Bahamas and must face down prejudice at the exclusive yacht club when she attempts to learn how to sail. The film will be preceded by some short Kenyan animations, the Tinga Tinga Tales. The screenings are for all ages.

Also on Sunday there will be such activities as bouncy castles, food stalls, live parang, and swimming in the centre’s pool. Gates open at 1pm and the screenings begin at 2pm. Entry to both days’ events is free of charge.

The annual trinidad + tobago film festival, held in September, is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank and bpTT, and supported by the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the National Gas Company, the Tourism Development Company and the Tobago House of Assembly. For more information visit www.ttfilmfestival.com.

Caption: a still from Besouro

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