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Play the Devil

MARIA GOVAN
Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, USA, 2016
90 minutes, Color
Official website

Bursting with style and vision against the lush landscape of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, Bahamian writer-director Maria Govan's sophomore feature complicates notions of masculinity, privilege, and sexuality in a nuanced coming-of-age portrait that deftly thwarts any easy moral judgments of its characters' actions and desires. Gregory, a gifted student from a working class family, is favorably positioned to win a coveted medical scholarship and yet is secretly cultivating a desire to become a photographer. James, an established businessman, uses his wealth and access to pique the young man's latent artistic inclinations. When James cannot accept Gregory's boundaries, the relationship spirals into a fateful, carnal dance during the "Jab" (devil) play on Carnival's Monday night.—Los Angeles Film Festival

Play the Devil

MARIA GOVAN
Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, USA, 2016
90 minutes, Color
Official website

Bursting with style and vision against the lush landscape of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, Bahamian writer-director Maria Govan's sophomore feature complicates notions of masculinity, privilege, and sexuality in a nuanced coming-of-age portrait that deftly thwarts any easy moral judgments of its characters' actions and desires. Gregory, a gifted student from a working class family, is favorably positioned to win a coveted medical scholarship and yet is secretly cultivating a desire to become a photographer. James, an established businessman, uses his wealth and access to pique the young man's latent artistic inclinations. When James cannot accept Gregory's boundaries, the relationship spirals into a fateful, carnal dance during the "Jab" (devil) play on Carnival's Monday night.—Los Angeles Film Festival


Friday, April 28
6:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
6:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

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