Film Screening Celebrates Jimmy Cliff’s Birthday
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Contact: MV Film Center
Address: 79 Beach Road
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Sponsors: 105.5 FM, WYOB, MVFilm Society& The Green Room
On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 pm 105.5 FM, WYOB and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society celebrate Jimmy Cliff’s Birthday with a Film Center screening of The Mighty Quinn, a movie thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Film critic Roger Ebert called it one of the best films of 1989 describing it as “a deft hybrid of laughs, espionage, and music.”Vineyard Haven clothing store The Green Room is sponsoring the event that begins with a reception catered by Vineyard Caribbean, the Island’s new Jamaican restaurant. Tax deductible tickets are $30 per person and available at http://mvfilmsociety.com/
This is the third year the MV Film Society and WYOB have jointly hosted a fundraiser featuring a Jamaica themed movie, consistent with the WYOB reggae music format. The first was The Harder They Come in 2016 starring Jimmy Cliff (whose birthday falls on April 1st ). Last year the feature was the celebrated documentary Marley, featuring the story of Bob Marley’s life.