(Port of Spain, Trinidad) — On January 16th, 2019, SAVANT Films’ award-winning feature-length documentary, Unfinished Sentences will be released at the Digicel IMAX Theatre at One Woodbrook Place. The film will play for one week in the first instance.
The theatrical run follows on the heels of a stellar year for Unfinished Sentences. In 2018, the film screened at multiple film festivals including the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and the Caribbean Tales Film Festival held in Toronto, Canada. It won big at both festivals, receiving the Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature Film and the Best Feature Length Film awards respectively. Unfinished Sentences has also screened at the International Film Festival of Panama in Panama City, as well as the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, and is soon to appear at the Island House Film Festival in the Bahamas, and on screen at the Close Up Film Centre in London (UK).
Unfinished Sentences is a documentary that chronicles the life of the celebrated Trinidadian columnist and poet, Wayne Brown and explores the often tumultuous relationship between him and his filmmaker daughter, Mariel Brown.
“FATHER-daughter relations, the politics of being an artist, and poetry of breath-taking power converge in Unfinished Sentences, Mariel Brown’s moving new work about her late father, the acclaimed poet, writer and newspaper columnist Wayne Brown,” says journalist and poet, Andre Bagoo.
The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday’s BC Pires writes: “MARIEL BROWN’S film Unfinished Sentences was begun as a documentary about her father, the late Wayne Brown, one of Trinidad’s most influential newspaper writers, a public figure and a fitting subject for biography in any form. As the film develops, though, its focus changes before the eyes of the viewer. A documentary somehow becomes a memoir and a purportedly subjective portrait of a writer actually becomes a deeply personal map of a film-maker’s uneasy voyage into the creative mind of her greatest artistic influence, and out of the mental doldrums in which her father’s death had left her … The greatest strength of the film may not be emotional at all, but technical: the unfinished first film is connected to the un-begun second one by robust film-making know-how – this might be the best-edited film ever shot in Trinidad.”
Unfinished Sentences is funded, in part, thanks to the generous support of sponsors RepublicBank, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Office of the PrimeMinister of Trinidad and Tobago and BP Trinidad & Tobago.
Unfinished Sentences opens on January 16th, 2019 and runs until January 22nd, 2019 at the Digicel IMAX Theatre at One Woodbrook Place. Tickets cost $50 and will be available from January 14th, 2019 at the Digicel IMAX Box Office.