The film based on the world-famous swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France.
On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the Island House Cinema.
Charlie Smith, the director of the film, participated in a question and answer period with the audience, alongside Peter Nicholson, the executive producer, and author T.R. Todd, who wrote the book on which the film is based.
Screenings at Island House will continue today. A theatrical release is also planned with Galleria Cinemas beginning in July.
“It is really important to us that all Bahamians have an opportunity to see this film,” said Charlie Smith, the owner of Earthbeat Films.
“At its heart, this is a Bahamian story. The swimming pigs have become globally known. They are a point of pride for many people, not just in Exuma but other islands in The Bahamas. So it is a true honor to show the film where it all started.”
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