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DESCRIPTIONYOUR FREE GUIDE TO OUR ISLANDS’ HAPPENINGS Now in its 23rd Year! March 3 –9, 2011 Vol. 23, No. 24 www.limin-times.com Also this week:Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers • Top 7@7 Music Awards • Humane Society Yard Sale This Week’s Feature Story Photo by Tim Wright 3 Vol. 23, No. 24 • March 3 –9, 2011
Also this week: Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers Top 7@7 Music Awards Humane Society Yard Sale
YOURFREE GUIDETO OUR ISLANDSHAPPENINGSMarch 3 9, 2011Vol. 23, No. 24www.limin-times.com
Now in its 23rd Year!
IFE-ILE Afro - Cuban
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This Weeks Feature Story
Its that time of year again, the aptly namedDark & Stormy Anegada Regatta is upon usand sailors are gearing up for this exciting andoften squally race. After two years of extreme-ly inclement weather the participants are hop-ing for excellent racing conditions this year.
This well supported eventstarted 14 years ago, and itsname comes from the famousBermudan drink, The Darkand Stormy made with rumand ginger beer.
The fun starts on Fridaywith registration at De LooseMongoose from 6pm till 8pmfollowed by drink specials,BBQ and music. On Saturday,there is a special breakfast from8am. The horn blast signals thefirst start from Marina Cay at10.30am and the race is on!
For the first time this year,the Anegada Reef Hotel ishosting the regatta, and onSaturday and Sunday choose
from the delicious Caribbean Buffet or the lacarte menu before kicking up your heels anddancing to the rhythms of the live band.
Sunday is Funday, so try your hand at oneof the many enjoyable activities such as dinghyracing and horseshoes. The Regatta sets sail
again on Monday for thePursuit Race to the JollyRoger. There will be anAwards Ceremony at6.30pm followed by din-ner specials and BBQ andthe event finishes in theusual fashion with morefrivolity, live music anddancing.
So have your wetweather gear ready andhead for the racing actionand dont forget whenordering the well-earneddrinks its Dark &Stormys all round! Formore information contactMarty on 342-3084.
Dark & Stormy - You Bet It Is!
Photo by Tim Wright
vals. There were shots of sugar cane beingcrushed using a traditional mill round, and ofpicnics in the countryside, dances and choirs.
Throughout, he captured the people ofthese islands, many of whom were recognizedby members of the audience as aunts, uncles,cousins or friends, and I loved the way peopleshouted out when they saw someone they rec-ognized. Elton Georges narrated the film and itseems that he too was in the film as a youngsterplaying with the Green children at their home.Although some shots were taken at Greenshouse, most were filmed when travellingaround the islands including the then remotecommunities of Cane Garden Bay and LongLook and it wasnt easy. In the 1940s, the BVIsroads were little more than dirt tracks and therewere no cars. Green, like most islanders, gotaround by horseback, walking or aboard localisland sloops and cargo vessels. Throughout thefilm, Green characterizes a time when peoplewere self-sufficient and family and communitytook precedence above all else.
There were other showings at GovernmentHouse and on Virgin Gorda, and more arepromised. For most people in the audience, meincluded, the film depicted just how far theseislands have developed in a few decades showing not only what has been gained, butwhat has been lost.
Last month I saw a wonderful film aboutlife in the BVI 60 years ago. It was taken by thethen superintendent of schools Thomas Greenand was shown to an overflowing audience atthe HLSCC auditorium. Thomas Greens son,Sir David Green had restored, cleaned and edit-ed this priceless movie which for years had beenpart of his familys archive. It was first shown tothe Premier and other government officials inLondon late last year, and with the assistance ofthe Premiers office, Sir David brought it to theterritory in February.
This was the ultimate home movie, one thatchronicled the life of not just one family, but ofan entire island. The movie, which was largelyshot between 1947 to 1949, depicted landscapeswith pristine hills dotted by terraced farms andtropical fruit trees. Green filmed communityevents, teachers with their pupils in one-roomschoolhouses, boat launchings and harvest festi-
4Limin Times Entertainment Guide
By Claudia Collli
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David Green & a photo of his father Thomas (inset)
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If you enjoyed Director Todd Phillips cult hit The Hangover alsostarring Zach Galifianakis, chances are you will enjoy Due Date. Themovie begins with the meeting of two unlikely characters, PeterHighman (Robert Downey Jr), and Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifanakis). Peter is an architect andexpectant father desperately trying to get home to his wife whilst Ethan is an out of work actor withan unusual dog, a perm and driven to make his indelible mark on Hollywood.
Comedic circumstances force the two together on a road trip, much to the dismay of Peter andthe differences between the two make compelling viewing. Ethan is a melodramatic, live for the daytype who does and says exactly what he feels there simply is no filter. Peter is a professional, hasa beautiful wife and home yet comes across as a hollow, arrogant man.
The two stop to visit Ethans drug dealer Heidi, played by Juliette Lewis in her inimitablespaced-out style and when Peter later discovers that their last dollars have been spent on the stash,he is dismayed. The trip continues in this vein with Peter suffering a litany of abuse not to mentionsuffering physical injuries due to the sustained antics of Zach. A magic moment in the film is whenthe two arrive at the border of Mexico, when the plan was to find a Texaco! Despite the misadven-tures, the two men - somewhat predictably reach a kind of friendship by the time they reach the hos-pital, somewhat disheveled and just in the nick of time. This film is not light family entertainmentand certainly no rom-com as its name might suggest, but Galifanakis fans will not be disappointed.
Due DateBy Jan Critchley
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THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2011
6:15 Adaptation (2002) Nicolas Cage, MerylStreep. A screenwriter asks his identical twin, who is in thesame profession, for advice on a story about a serial killer.
6:20 Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier, Samuel L.Jackson. A bail bondsman helps a smuggler frame her boss,an arms dealer who plans to kill her.
6:25 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Paul Walker, Tyrese. Aformer policeman and his friend work with a U.S. Customsagent to indict a launderer in Miami.
6:40 Chances Are (1989) Cybill Shepherd, RobertDowney Jr. A reincarnated man returns 23 years later to hiswife, their daughter and his former best friend.
7:15 Addams Family Values (1993) AnjelicaHuston. Upon arrival of their mustachioed baby, Morticia andGomez hire a greedy nanny who targets Uncle Fester.
8:15 Avatar (2009) Sam Worthington, Voice ofZoe Saldana. On an alien planet, a former Marine falls in lovewith a blue-skinned warrior and sides with her people againsthumankinds encroachment on their lush world.
8:30 4 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of theCrystal Skull (2008) Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett. Indy anda young adventurer must ferret out a powerful artifact andkeep it out of the hands of a deadly Soviet agent.
9:00 & Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy(2004) Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate. A 1970s San Diegonewscaster feels threatened by the arrival of an ambitiouswoman looking to climb the ranks of journalism.
9:30 1 Meet the Parents (2000) When a womanbrings her boyfriend home for her sisters wedding, her father,a former CIA agent, takes an instant dislike to him.
10:40 Uncle Buck (1989) John Candy, AmyMadigan. Chicago parents in a pinch have a bachelor unclebaby-sit their teenage daughter and little ones.
11:00 Twelve Monkeys (1995) Bruce Willis. A psy-chiatrist finally believes a patient who claims to be a time-trav-eler sent to 1996 to prevent a virulent holocaust.
12:00 Z Silverado (1985) Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn.The paths of four cowboys converge en route to a showdown.
12:20 Death at a Funeral (2010) Keith David, LorettaDevine. Sibling rivalry, family secrets and a mysteriousstranger threaten to blow the lid off the coffin when a mantries to give his late father a proper memorial.
12:30 52 Pick-Up (1986) Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret. An affair with an exotic dancer and subsequentblackmail demands threaten the marriage of a businessmanand his wife.
FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2011
6:00 Post Grad (2009) Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford.An optimistic graduate gets a rude awakening when she failsto find a job and must move back in with her eccentric family.
6:15 8 Mile (2002) Eminem, Kim Basinger. Livingwith his destitute mother, a young man in Detroit tries to over-come obstacles and achieve