U.S. Author Eric Jerome Dickey Thrilled by Bajan Movie, “Chrissy”

New York Times best-selling American author Eric Jerome Dickey recently took some time off while in Barbados to view local film “Chrissy” at Olympus Cinemas.

Very impressed by what he saw, Dickey “enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.” He particularly liked the way the movie tackled the issue of bullying and admired the perseverance of the title character “Chrissy” and the way in which her family stood together, highlighting the importance of the family as a unit.

The renowned author also said he did not consider the production to be solely a “black” film as it dealt with themes and issues that are universal, and as a result, he could see “Chrissy” making a considerable impact on the international scene.

Author Eric Jerome Dickey & Chrissy Producer Dave Weekes at Olympus

Author Eric Jerome Dickey & Chrissy Producer Dave Weekes at Olympus

Dickey also found himself deeply touched by the film, as it reminded him of his own experiences growing up in Memphis Tennessee. He said that as well as bringing tears to his eyes, the film brought joy to his heart to see the way in which, despite her circumstances, Chrissy was so eager to learn and become educated.

He thanked the producers Marcia and Dave Weekes for inviting him to see the film and told them that he had been truly entertained.

“Chrissy” has now been held over for a record breaking 4th month at the Olympus Cinema and continues to show on Tuesdays and Weekends.

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