The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), returns to Toronto beginning September 3 – 13. The festival showcases Caribbean films from 15 selected countries around the region with public, community and online screenings. This includes 10-feature length and 20 short films in competition for the CTFF Audience Prize, which will be announced on closing night - September 13.

The fest kicks off with a delicious Caribbean reception on Tuesday September 3, in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in Toronto at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. The evening will include the World Premiere of The Glamour Boyz Again! Sparrow (Geoffrey Dunn, Trinidad and Tobago, 2014, English, PG). The feature-length documentary reveals a remarkable acoustic performance by two of Calypso’s most venerated figures, the Mighty Sparrow and Lord Superior, which was filmed during the production of Calypso Dreams in 2002 on the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel overlooking Port of Spain. The film will include reminiscences by both Sparrow and Superior, whose friendship dates back more than 55 years, to the mid-1950s. Sparrow’s execution at the Hilton is arguably his best-rendered acoustic performance ever recorded. The session will be intercut with previously recorded interviews of Sparrow and Superior at separate venues.

Festival screenings run from September 8, 10, 12 & 13 at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. The films will screen Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.caribbeantales-events.com. Tickets also may be purchased one hour before each screening at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. Please check with the schedule before purchasing.

• Opening Night Reception and Film: $25 Early Bird till August 15th $45 at the door while tickets are available

• Regular Programs: $10

• Festival Pass (10 Screenings): $80

For additional information, the public may call CTFF/CaribbeanTales caribbeantales@gmail.com Festival: 647-533-6443 or visit http://caribbeantales-events.com.