Film Festival To Open With 3D Family Film

Friday 21st, September 2012 / 08:28 Published by

Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise

Freeport, Bahamas – Destined to be an unforgettable night out for the entire family, and set against the idyllic backdrop of the Bahamian waters, FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island is pleased to announce their opening night film, Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise, a 3D animation which will be projected onto a 30′ screen outdoors at Taino Beach on Thursday, October 25th.

In 2010, filmmakers from around the world finished post-production on A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures. The film written by Domonic Paris and directed by Ben Stassen was very well received, and though the production did not have the pockets of Disney or the experience of Pixar, things looked especially promising for this sequel. This year at Cannes, Sammy 2opened and the reception could not have been more spectacular. This family film was on par with the best in the world.

The heartwarming 100 minute animation about a brave sea turtle opened in Cannes this year and will have its U.S. premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) before coming to Grand Bahama along with the writer.    ‘While helping a dozen or so hatchlings into the sea, Sammy and Ray are captured by poachers. Our heroes are sold to a hi-tech aquarium belonging to a restaurant. As soon as they get to the aquarium, Sammy and Ray start planning their escape, no easy task in this state-of-the-art facility. ‘

Come early as the opening ceremony for FLIFF On Location will take place at 7pm, and the movie will begin at 7:30pm.  Bring a chair or blanket, as seating could fill up quickly. Food and refreshments will be on hand for your enjoyment and viewing pleasure. A second feature is in the works, and will be announced at a later date.

Sammy 2 will screen once more during the festival at Port Lucaya Marketplace’s Count Basie Square on Friday, October 26th at 8pm.  Both screenings are free and open to the public.  Immediately following the screening the Marketplace will offer a complimentary Native Show featuring limbo dancer Emperor Duke and the Ultra Vibes Band.

By Robbin Whachell

Caption: Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise will have two free screenings at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island. It will open the film festival on Thursday, October 25th at Taino Beach (7:30pm), and will screen on Friday, October 26th at Port Lucaya Marketplace at 8pm.

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