Summer Movie Series:

Vanishing Sail


Thursday, Jun. 21

Celebrate the summer solstice at Basic Kitchen with Seaborn Oyster Co. and an outdoor screening of Vanishing Saila beautiful story of traditional wooden boatbuilding on Carriaccou Island.

The celebration begins at 7:30PM in our back courtyard with eats and drinks available for purchase. Film starts at 8:30PM. 

About the Film: 

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the Eastern Caribbean, practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived here more than two centuries ago. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.

The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years - from hauling his trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside. Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband, told by some of the last old Caribbean sea characters weave through the film like the currents through the reef.

With all the family’s hope & resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta - five weeks & three hundred miles away - here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film…

Watch the trailer here: