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If you missed the opportunity to see the screening of “The Harder They Come” or “Amy” during the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, well you’re in luck!

 

The ttff has opted to run the reels again! 

 

Due to the overwhelming turnout and requests for repeats, there will be an additional screening of “Amy” on Saturday 26th September at 11.15am, screen 1, Movie Towne POS.

Later on the same day, you can also catch another screening of “The Harder They Come” at the Hyatt Regency in the Regency 2 Ballroom.

 

If you haven’t seen either, here’s what they’re about:

 

“Amy” is a 128 minute long documentary directed by Asif Kapadia in the United Kingdom, and tells the story of Amy Winehouse as it was meant to be told: “in her own words.”

 Winehouse’s massive success as a musician, led to relentless media attention, which, coupled with her troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle, saw her life tragically unravel. 

This documentary features unseen archive footage of the British songstress’ heart-breaking journey.

Check out the trailer here.

“The harder they come.”

This fully restored and re-mastered 1972 Jamaican classic from Director Perry Henzell is one of the fiction features of the 2015 ttff. The 103 minute long film tells the story of Ivan Martin who arrives in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston from the countryside with dreams of becoming a successful reggae singer. 

After being jailed briefly for a knife fight, he lands a contract and records his first song, “The Harder They Come”. A bitter dispute with a corrupt producer forces Ivan to adopt the life of a criminal. When he kills some police during a malicious raid, his song is released and tops the charts, earning him folk-hero status.

Check out the trailer here.

The 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival runs from September 15th to the 29th. View the full schedule here


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