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Filmfest DC - Play the Devil

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Play the Devil


Maria Govan

Trinidad and Tobago/The Bahamas/USA, 2016



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

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Play the Devil
Friday, April 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004