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.