Movie time on St John featuring ‘Rain’ (under the stars)

Where else in the world can you watch a movie, eat the world’s greatest BBQ with your favorite libation, out in the open under the stars? St John Film Society is hosting another film, in its 2013 series. This this Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 PM at Cases By the Sea in Coral Bay the following two films (Mature audiences – adults and teens recommended) will be shown:
Rain – 85–min, dramatic feature length, directed by Maria Govan (2008)
Teen-aged Rain lives a sheltered and quiet life with her grandmother on the tiny rural Ragged Island in the Bahamas. When her grandmother dies, Rain travels to the city to find the mother she never knew. Rain is surprised to discover her mother living in the poverty-stricken “Graveyard” neighborhood of Nassau where regular school attendance and a uniform are beyond reach. Encouraged by her coach, Rain’s extraordinary talent running track spells relief from her home life, reveals inner strength, and inspires dreams of life beyond Nassau. Featuring performances by award-winning, veteran American-Guyanese actress CCH Pounder and the first-time, fourteen-year-old actress Renel Brown.
The Guardian: 8-min, short fiction by Fabrice Pierre (2006)
A visit to Grandfather’s seaside home is Mahalia’s favorite thing in the world – while mother cooks, Mahalia listens to him weave his oral stories made up about magic, courage, and survival. Or are they made up?  A compelling 8 minutes of action-packed magical realism.
Bring your beach chair, appetite, a $5 dollar donation (per person suggested), and enjoy St John with locals and others from afar.

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