Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Say Hello to the Cast of the All-New, All-Female 'Ghostsbusters' movie Say Hello to the Cast of the All-New, All-Female 'Ghostsbusters' movie Review: Nuance-Deprived "Race" Movie 'Black or White' is Actually About White Frustration (Opens Friday) Review: Nuance-Deprived "Race" Movie 'Black or White' is Actually About White Frustration (Opens Friday) ABC Picks Up New Pilot From Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland Titled 'The Catch' ABC Picks Up New Pilot From Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland Titled 'The Catch' First 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Trailer Surfaces! Watch It Now! First 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Trailer Surfaces! Watch It Now! Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Make It a Trifecta as They Re-Team for Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Make It a Trifecta as They Re-Team for Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery Review: Lifetime's 'With This Ring' - So What Did You Think of It? Review: Lifetime's 'With This Ring' - So What Did You Think of It? Review: Nzingha Stewart Guides Lifetime's 'With This Ring' (Premieres Saturday, January 24th) Review: Nzingha Stewart Guides Lifetime's 'With This Ring' (Premieres Saturday, January 24th) Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay Anthony Mackie Says 'Selma' Oscar Snub Is Because Voters Are "Tired of Race" Anthony Mackie Says 'Selma' Oscar Snub Is Because Voters Are "Tired of Race" Geeks Gone Wild in First Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance-Bound Drama 'Dope' Geeks Gone Wild in First Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance-Bound Drama 'Dope' Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Third Annual Sidney Poitier Film Festival To Be Held February 29 - March 4 In The Bahamas

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 24, 2012 at 3:42PM

I'm actually surprised that there aren't more than a few black film festivals with named after the great Sir Sidney Poitier; then again, I guess we can't have too many, otherwise there'd be all this confusion.
1
sidney poitier film festival

I'm actually surprised that there aren't more than a few black film festivals with named after the great Sir Sidney Poitier; then again, I guess we can't have too many, otherwise there'd be all this confusion.

But I suppose if there was one Sidney Poitier Film Festival, The Bahamas would be the *logical* place for it to call home... for what should be very obvious reasons.

The Sidney Poitier Film Festival kicks off in The Bahamas on February 29th, and will run through March 4th. It was established by the School of English Studies at The College of The Bahamas as a means of honoring the achievements of a great Bahamian actor and filmmaker, Sir Sidney Poitier.

The festival states that it hopes to preserve his legacy for future generations of Bahamians.

The festival takes place each year in late February. All films screenings are FREE and open to the public and take place at The College of The Bahamas Nassau Campus, Oakes Field.

The lineup isn't quite what you'd expect; you won't find many Sidney Poitier films here; a few - maybe 1 or 2.

Instead, there are a lot of old classics, mixed in with more contemporary fare. From Paris Blues (1961), to The Harder They Come (1972), to Sugar Cane Alley (1983), to Sankofa (1993), to Sugar (2008), and much more between each of those titles.

Also featured will be a roundtable discussion on Migration and World Cinema, with panelists, Dr. Keithley Woolward, Dr. Toni Francis, Dr. Mayuri Deka, Dr. Raymond Oenbring, and Dr. Ian Bethel-Bennet.

For our readers within the islands (we have readers all over the world) who are interested, click HERE for the full lineup of festivities. 

Here's the festival's full poster:


Shadow & ActNewsletter