‘Tell our stories’

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, February, 12 2019    

Film-makers have been urged to tell more Jamaican stories or risk their narrative being determined by outsiders. This call came from Gillian McDaniel, director of culture in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, as she addressed opening night of Reggae Films in the... Read More

Elephant Man faces cops today

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor – Auto & Entertainment | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

Christopher Townsend, attorney-at-law representing Elephant Man, said his client will be at an undisclosed location today for “talks” with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Read More

Jimmy Jean-Louis acts for Haiti

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

POSSESSING a vision for himself and country, Haitian-French actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is breaking stereotypes and crossing boundaries as he makes his way across the silver screen. Read More

VIDEO: Cargo brings reality home

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, January, 25 2019    

Cargo's cast and crew believe despite the gritty themes associated with the movie, it should foster unity among Caribbean nationals and the region's film industry.The Bahamian film's premiere took place at Carib 5 theatre in Kingston Wednesday evening. Read More

Film industry takes spotlight

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

CHALLENGES facing the film industry took centre stage at a panel discussion, dubbed Caribbean Filmmakers — Breaking the Regional Barriers, held at the Multi-Functional Library, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, on Tuesday evening. Read More

Cargo docks at Carib 5

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

BAHAMIAN film Cargo will have its local debut at the Carib 5 in Kingston this evening. Read More

Documentary released on Jamaican female surfers

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, January, 11 2019    

Surf Girls Jamaica, a film about Jamaican Imani Wilmot and her team on female surfers, premièred yesterday on the Real Stories YouTube channel — the documentary arm of the popular online platform. Read More

Jamaican's story gets gold

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 8 2019    

Green Book, the comedy drama about Jamaican-born classical pianist Dr Don Shirley, was one of the big winners at Sunday's Golden Globes in Los Angeles. The film took home three trophies from its five nominations. Read More

Desmond Dennis: a class act

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

 The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.   Read More

A Jamaican's story

By RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

Last Thursday came word that the critically acclaimed film Green Book copped a total of five Golden Globe Award nominations. Read More

Doctor Bird Awards fly again

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, December, 4 2018    

AFTER a 13-year hiatus, the Doctor Bird Awards returns to the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, December 11. Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, is slated to be guest speaker. Read More

Ronny Cush: a class act

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The ... Read More

Francophone film fest shares culture

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

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

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

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

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

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


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