Movies

Francophone film fest shares culture

Specially invited guests were given a glimpse of what to expect at this year's Francophone Film Festival, with a screening of Swagger at the Embassy of France in St Andrew on Tuesday. Read More

French film fest begins today
ORGANISERS of the Francophone Film Festival say this year's staging will have a packed roster of movies for the lovers of French culture.... Read More

Mary Lynch story opens tonight
It has been described as the murder trial of its time. In 1992 , Mary Lynch confessed to killing her banker husband Leary during a domestic dispute. Lynch was convicted and spent 14 years behind bars at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, Jamaica's lone prison for women, she was released...... Read More

No love for Spice?
Reports are swirling on social media that Jamaican deejay Spice will not be returning for the new season of the hit reality television series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta .... Read More

Rudeboy gets UK premiere

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

British film-maker Nicolas Jack Davies', documentary, Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, premiered last Friday at the London Film Festival. A large turnout of music industry officials and reggae aficionados viewed the 86-minute film which celebrates the label's 50th... Read More

Grace Jones ready for national award

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Fashion icon, singer, actress, author and film producer Grace Jones will tomorrow add member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) to her list of stellar accomplishments. Read More

J'can films for Smithsonian

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

 Jamaica will receive some exposure between October 24 and 27 when the Smithsonian African American Film Festival hits screens at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, United States. Read More

Wright moves

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 28 2018    

WRITER and director Kurt Wright wants to expose Jamaican talent and culture to an international market through his series Origins, based on the award-winning short film. Read More

The Predator leads the box office

Monday, September, 17 2018    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in cinemas.According to 20th Century Fox, the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American cinemas. Read More

Green Book wins at TIFF

Monday, September, 17 2018    

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie Green Book won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars. Read More

Alborosie drops documentary

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

The new mini documentary Alborosie Meets The Wailers United: The Making Of Unbreakable was launched yesterday. Read More

Trojan Records film ready

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 11 2018    

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, a documentary about the fabled British reggae company, premiers at the London Film Festival on October 12. The 86-minute film is directed by Nicolas Jack Davies. Read More

Yardie comes home

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

Yardie, British actor Idris Elba's directorial debut, is currently making the rounds at cinemas in the United Kingdom. However, Jamaican audiences will have to wait to see the movie as it is understood that producers are yet to finalise an international distribution deal for the crime... Read More

Roles that made Belafonte popular in Jamaica

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 22 2018    

HARRY Belafonte first made his mark in the 1950s as an actor/singer. His turn in the movie Carmen Jones, and his massively successful album, Calypso, made him an international sensation. Read More

Harry's Day O

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

HARRY Belafonte heads the list of persons who are set to receive national honours and awards on Heroes' Day October 15. The actor, singer human rights activist, and philanthropist will be inducted into the Order of Merit, Jamaica's third highest award for his outstanding contribution in... Read More



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