4th CaribbeanTales Film Festival – Barbadian Cricket Film “HIT FOR SIX” included in Weekend’s Menu

THE FULL FESTIVAL’S PROGRAMME is now online @ http://caribbeantales.ca.

Tickets are available now through the University of Toronto Box Office at UofTtix Box Office, (416) 978-8849 http://uofttix.ca, or Uof T’s Central Box Office, Open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm in Hart House, Uof T.

Program Highlights

Saturday July 11th:
12 noon. An Afternoon with Euzhan Palcy. Come and meet one of the most versatile, passionate and accomplished filmmakers working in the world today. Euzhan Palcy was the first woman of African heritage to direct a Hollywood movie with A Dry White Season starring Marlon Brando and Susan Sarandon.

5:00 pm – late. Night of Tribute. The 2nd CaribbeanTales Awards Ceremony honors the distinguished careers and contributions of a number of industry leaders and film Artists.

Sunday July 12th:
11:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Sunday at the Movies. Unparrallelled popcorn movie entertainment for your Sunday viewing pleasure!

8:00 pm . Closing Night. The Canadian Premiere of Ricardo Scipio’s 2nd Feature Finder of Lost Children.

On the evening of July 11th, 2009, CaribbeanTales presents A Night of Tribute, honouring the world?s leading innovators of Caribbean cinema. The evening also hosts the official DVD launch of the award-winning feature film, A Winter Tale, after the screening at 7pm.

At the festival finale (July 12th), guests can start the day with brunch at the GSU Pub, followed by Sunday Afternoon at the Movies, starting at 12:30pm with Hit For Six (Barbados), by Alison Saunders-Franklyn. The festival?s closing night film is Finder of Lost Children, by Trinidad-born, Toronto-raised filmmaker Ricardo Scipio. The film, about two half sisters embarking on a journey after meeting at the funeral of their estranged father, is loosely based on Scipio?s own family experience.

For the full schedule please visit www.caribbeantales.ca. Tickets available at UofTtix Box Office (416)978-8849 or uofttix.ca and University of Toronto’s Central Box Office, open Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm in Hart House, University of Toronto.

The CaribbeanTales Film Festival is founded by award-winning director, filmmaker and festival curator Frances-Anne Solomon who has had great success with her most recent highly acclaimed feature film A Winter Tale (for Telefilm Canada/CHUM Television).

Frances-Anne Solomon is also the president and artistic director of the two companies she created: Leda Serene Films and CaribbeanTales. Selected recent projects include HeartBeat ? a documentary series profiling Caribbean musical creators; Literature Alive, a many facetted multimedia project profiling Caribbean authors; and the Gemini-nominated Lord Have Mercy!, Canada?s landmark multicultural sitcom, for Vision TV, Toronto1, APTN and Showcase.

CaribbeanTales is Canada?s premier multimedia company that creates, markets and distributes educational films, videos, radio programs, audio books, theatre plays, websites and events, to showcase the rich heritage of the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide.

CaribbeanTales? mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and citizen participation through the medium of film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society.

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