The Alexandra Hosts the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival

And the Flight is on Us! Guests Receive Airfare Credit with the You Fly, We Buy Package

. October 14, 2008

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos, September 25, 2006. Known for its pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters, Turks & Caicos has long been a secret destination for the Hollywood set looking to get a little R&R. But now their film work is making just as big of a splash on this Caribbean paradise. Running from October 17-21, the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) will be celebrating its second year, and first year in partnership with The Alexandra, recently named host hotel of the festival.

Situated on 600 feet of beachfront, The Alexandra welcomes guests with its understated island luxury and warm atmosphere. Film fanatics will find The Alexandra to be the perfect "set" during their stay for the film festival, as the property is giving guests a little star treatment, offering their "You Fly We Buy" package to all film festival attendees. Guests booked from four to seven nights in any Luxury/Deluxe room category (studio, one- or two-bedroom suites) will receive an airfare credit back on their hotel bill, as a glimpse into privy treatment stars receive during their vacations. Guests booked seven nights at higher priced room categories stand to receive an airfare credit up to $1370. Airfare credit varies with regard to number of room nights and suite category chosen.

Screening both feature films and documentaries, the TCIFF will present a diverse slate of films from around the world with a strong musical theme. This year, some of the films range from the International Premieres of "The Last Days Of Left Eye," a surprisingly spiritual and touching documentary about Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from the all-female hip-hop group TLC to "Brass Tacks" which follows a group of young, hungry and talented musicians struggling to find the "promised land" of a record deal at night while working grueling days of blue-collar construction work to fund their nocturnal pursuit of becoming full-time musicians.

Audiences will be entertained with films such as "The Donnie McCurklin Story: From Darkness to Light," a unique inspirational concert docudrama about the extraordinary yet controversial life and times of world famous gospel singer Donnie McMlurkin -- who will be attending the festival -- featuring appearances by Beyonc'e, The Winans family, Andre Crouch, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adames, Bishop T.D. Jakes, David Foster and Magic Johnson; and "The Hip Hop Project," a dynamic and inspirational story about New York City teenagers who use hip-hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery; while also presenting a selection of classic films that best illustrate the use of music in film.

Beyond the stars to appear on-screen, the film festival is under the executive direction of a TV and Broadway star, Jasmine Guy, who has previously appeared in TV's A Different World and the famed musical Chicago. The event's advisory board also includes Hollywood heavyweights such as Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis (Crash) and mega-star Bruce Willis.

TCIFF attendees will enjoy the island atmosphere in between screenings, including Festival-sponsored parties, island poker tournaments, a fashion show, and of course live musical performances at this music-focused film festival. The TCIFF constructs temporary theatres around the island, including screenings on the white sand beaches of Grace Bay, named "Best Beach in the World" by the 2005 World Travel Awards.

Rates at The Alexandra start at $280 for deluxe ocean view studio suites. This special "You Fly, We Buy" offer is valid for travel through December 15, 2006, and does not include a mandatory 10% service charge and 10% government tax, and cannot be combined with any other offers. Credit is awarded per room and will be reflected in the hotel bill finalized upon end of stay. The minimum discount is $390. The offer also does not include any outside resort services such as spa treatments, tours and transportation and applies only to luxury beachfront and deluxe ocean view suites.

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