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Gala Canadian Premiere! The landmark feature debut by Jamaica's Storm Saulter is a striking recreation of the infamous Green Bay Massacre of 1978, when rival political factions mobilized street gangs and turned a national election into a bloody showdown.
A landmark in Caribbean filmmaking, Better Mus' Come tells the story of the infamous Green Bay Massacre of 1978, which was precipitated when rival political factions mobilized street gangs that turned an election campaign into a bloody national showdown. Against this backdrop, a wayward youth named Ricky (Sheldon Shepherd) struggles to find a place for himself as he falls into a romance with Kemala (Nicole Grey) and gets swept up in the maelstrom engulfing the streets. Director Storm Saulter uses an urgent, roving camera to create impressive set-pieces on the Kingston streets, resulting in a striking evocation of 1970s militancy that has earned his debut feature comparisons with that other indelible classic of Jamaican cinema, Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come.
Prior to the Canadian premiere of Better Mus' Come on Saturday, February 4, CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival and TIFF join forces to celebrate Black History Month with a fundraising gala and a series of special events recognizing fifty years of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The celebration kicks off at noon with a VIP gala featuring an authentic Caribbean brunch, live music and performances.Then join us at 1:30 pm for an awards ceremony recognizing Jamaican media pioneer Denham Jolly for his contributions to film and media in Canada and Trinidadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine for his award-winning short Doubles With Slight Pepper, hosted by Dwayne Morgan of Up From The Roots and Motion of MotionLive.
Immediately following the awards ceremony, TIFF Co-Director Cameron Bailey introduces the screening of Better Mus' Come, followed by a Q&A with director Storm Saulter.