Saint Lucia Honors a Son of Its Soil

Special encore night featuring Machel Montano, Joseph Marcell, Alison Hinds part of CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Saint Lucia Honors a Son of Its Soil

Joseph Marcell

SCARBOROUGH, September 5, 2017 – Saint Lucian nationals in Toronto, Scarborough residents and those in the GTA’s East Side will have a unique opportunity to experience a ‘downtown style’ Gala in their backyard in an event co-hosted by the Consulate General of Saint Lucia,  the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, and CaribbeanTales International Film Festival.

Two of the most anticipated films of this year’s CaribbeanTales International Film Festival will have a special Encore Scarborough screening, with in-person appearances by Caribbean superstars Joseph Marcell (best known as Geoffrey the Butler in Fresh Prince of Belair), and Soca superstar Machel Montano.

Marcell and Montano, along with Soca Queen Alison Hinds and other luminaries of the Caribbean cinema scene, will take part in a talk back after the screening.

The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto, co-hosts of the event, will honor Mr. Marcel for his contributions to the arts worldwide.

Saint Lucia Honors a Son of Its Soil

Machel Montano and Alison Hinds

Saint Lucia Honors a Son of Its Soil

This year CTFF boasts fourteen (14) feature films and thirty (30) short films, from eighteen (18) countries – all featuring stories centering on Caribbean legacy. Throughout the two-week event, audiences will enjoy many themes including Bajan Excellence, Legacies of Race, Roots of Culture, Legacies of the Land, #BlackLoveMatters, CineFAM (Women in film), and #INTERSECT – Queer and Trans People of Colour.

Tickets and information for CTFF 2017 Encore Screening, as well as for all Festival films are on sale now at www.caribbeantalesfestival.com.  Follow us on Twitter #CTFF2017, Facebook and Instagram.

About the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), now in its 12th year, runs from September 6 to 21, 2017, at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto. The 2017 Festival theme, Caribbean Legacy, validates the historical realities that nurture the diversity, imagination, and originality of this year’s films.

CTFF celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practice their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse, shared stories and cultures.

CTFF is produced by CaribbeanTales Inc., a registered Canadian Charity that aims to connect people through film. The company’s mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and racial equality, through the creation, marketing and distribution of film programs, events, and projects that reflect the diversity and creativity of Caribbean heritage culture.

Source: DAYO Media & Communications

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