Movies

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

Twenty years since Stella got her groove back

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

NEXT month will mark 20 years since the romantic-comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back premiered in Jamaica. Adapted from the 1996 novel written by Terry McMillan, the plot plays on her love affair with Jamaican Jonathan Plummer, whom she met while vacationing on the... Read More

Ronny Cush – A true Jedi

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IN the climactic battle in Return of The Jedi, the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance's aerial forces go at it in one of the epic movie's memorable scenes. One of the Alliance's pilots was Grizz Fitz, played by Jamaican Ronny Cush. Read More

Turner's big date with GATFFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

After eight days of community film nights, workshops and screenings across Kingston and Montego Bay, GATFFEST culminated Saturday night with its award ceremony at the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Teaching Complex at t he University... Read More

Lights, camera, GATTFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Aspiring film-maker Tiyani Mathabathe was a refreshing distraction from technical difficulties organisers of GATFFEST faced in premiering the 2015 South African film Hear Me Move on Saturday night. The 10-year-old was among several guests at Mona... Read More



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