A Caribbean Dream Returns to Cinemas

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The Barbadian-UK co-production and adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream will be back in Olympus Theatres starting today, May 25th, and tomorrow and again from the 29th until the 31st. The screenings will be at 10 AM. The multiaward winning film had an initial two-week run there and at Limegrove Cinemas two months ago, starting on March 1st.

Written and directed by Barbadian filmmaker Shakirah Bourne, produced by Melissa Simmonds and starring Barbadian actors Jherad “Lord Zenn” Alleyne and Keshia Pope, the film premiered at Limegrove Cinemas on February 28th and had a world preview screening at the first Barbados Independent Film Festival on January 14th.

It won Best Produced Screenplay at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and Awards, Best International Film at the Charlotte Black Film Festival and Best UK Feature at the London Independent Film Festival. Prior to it’s release, screenwriter Shakirah Bourne was a semifinalist of the Bahamas International Film Festival’s Screenwriters Residency Program.

You can visit our Facebook page for photos from the world preview and the premiere and read our review of the film here and listen to our discussion of it on Popdown Podcast here.

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