CARIBBEANTALES OPENS THIS WEEKEND!! Stimulate the senses when you join the CaribbeanTales team this weekend for sampling of delicious rums as well as movies on such greats as Bob Marley, Black Stalin, Peter Minshall and Derek Walcott. The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase begins at the Canadian National Exhibition with the Gems of the Caribbean screening series, produced in partnership with Islands of the Caribbean, from August 17-30. On the evening of Saturday, August 17, starting at 5.30 pm, come and be part of “Tales of the Cocktails” where you can sample rums from Jamaica, Grenada and St. Lucia. For those who have never seen the popular documentary Marley, or would love to watch it again, “Jamaica Jammin” begins at 6pm, first with short films from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Haiti and Dominican Republic, followed by this acclaimed movie by Academy-nominated Director Kevin McDonald on the life and work of Bob Marley.
On Sunday, August 18 we will “Celebrate Antigua & Barbuda and Grenada” with short films from these islands starting at 6pm, followed by Carnival Revelry, a collection of films about Carnival featuring an excerpt from new Antiguan film The Making of A Monarch about calypsonian Short Shirt , followed by Come With It Black Man featuring Black Stalin. The evening closes with Mas Man, a thrilling look at Peter Minshall’s contribution to Trini Carnival and what led him to choreographing three Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Both events are free once you gain access to the CNE. Their entrance price is $16 but to enter for $12 visit www.theex.com and click on ‘guest info’, ‘tickets’ and then ‘group or promo code’ to use the unique online access code CT897794. Click here to view the GEMS OF THE CARIBBEAN Schedule at the Canadian National Exhibition. Read More about GEMS OF THE CARIBBEAN, a unique partnership between the Islands of the Caribbean partnership and CaribbeanTales CARIBBEANTALES-TV ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL – Free 24-hour Streaming of Caribbean films. Join us for the first ever CaribbeanTales-TV Online Film Festival – every Sunday for 24 hours starting August 18 at Caribbeantales-TV.com – where you can enjoy FREE ONLINE STREAMING of the Best Caribbean Films. The Online Festival marks the Launch of CaribbeanTales-TV , which goes live online on September 12th. The festival launches on Sunday August 18th with Menelik Shabazz’ award-winning film The Story of Lover’s Rock. On August 25th our “Trini 2 De Bone” program will feature Come With It Black Man, Mas Man, and many more Trini treasures. Stay tuned for more as they are announced here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, over the next few weeks. CARIBBEANTALES FILM SHOWCASE – THE FULL SCHEDULE is ONLINE NOW The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase is proud to announce that its full schedule is now online at caribbeantales.ca/CTFF/ • Beginning at the CNE with the Gems of the Caribbean screening series from August 17-30 • Special community screenings of selected films over the course of the festival. • The Harbourfront Centre leg takes place from September 4 – 14 where ten feature-length films and 30 short films will be screened in Official Competition. The diverse selection includes features and documentaries from 25 countries. Directors will be in attendance throughout the duration of the festival, giving the audience a chance to participate in feedback sessions. The full film schedule can be found here caribbeantales.ca/CTFF/ Tickets to Harbourfront Centre screenings can be purchased by calling CaribbeanTales at 416-598-1410 or Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-743-4000. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online at caribbeantales.ca/CTFF/, or in person at the Harbourfront Centre Box Office, located at 235 Queens Quay West. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on evenings of performance. For information about getting to Harbourfront Centre during the Queen’s Quay revitalization, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere. Ticket Prices: • Red Carpet Gala: $45 ($35 with special promo code GALA35) • Centrepiece Films (at Harbourfront Centre): $20 • Other Harbourfront Screenings: Free SEE YOU THERE!!!