BLACK is our Annual Black History month celebration.

This year we celebrate African Canadian filmmaking through events and screenings in the GTA, and a unique collection of online profiles of African Canadian filmmakers.

  • EVENTS & SCREENINGS
  • AFRICAN-CANADIAN PROFILES

CaribbeanTales & EvenToBe present A Linc in Time, The Lincoln Alexander Story

From African Canadian filmmaker Nicole Brooks, A Linc in Time chronicles the extraordinary life of The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament and first Black Lieutenant Governor, a true pioneer and legend. Following the screening, there will be a talkback with the filmmaker and community members who knew Linc well.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
2PM

The Lincoln Alexander Center
160 King Street E, HAMILTON

CaribbeanTales is proud to co-present the book launch of ‘So I Might Be A Vampire’, by Barbados born author Rodney V. Smith. Join us for drinks and snacks, author signing and a special giveaway of one limited edition hardcover copy of the book!

Everybody hopes that if they somehow get transformed into a vampire, they will instantly become some kind of superhero vampire out of the movies. Bad news guys: not gonna happen. More likely than not, you’re gonna be one of the poor clueless bastards hanging out on Thursday nights with Bob in his vampire support group.

You may think you know what being a vampire is supposed to be like, but Bob is here to set you straight. He’s made it his personal mission to get answers about the reality of being a vampire. He’s been shot, stabbed, thrown off rooftops, survived bad coffee and endured crippling boredom – all in the name of answering the eternal question of what it means to be a vampire.

http://www.bobthevampire.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/BobTheVampire/

DATE: Tuesday February 13, 2018

TIME:       7:30 p.m – 10pm

WHERE: Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton Street, Toronto

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival and The Royal Cinema present the Toronto debut of BRUK OUT! A Dancehall Queen Documentary.

Welcome to Dancehall, the raunchy dance craze from Jamaica. It attracts devotees from around the world, drawn to the scene for its fierce energy, all enveloping embrace and legendary twerking. This film follows half a dozen women overcoming a host of issues to travel thousands of miles to Montego Bay for the biggest title in the land: International Dancehall Queen.

Join us for a down and dirty night hosted by storyteller, speaker and Toronto personality Bee Quammie.

February 13, 2018

Royal Cinema
608 College St

CaribbeanTales is excited to co-present a screening of the new afro-futurist film ‘Brown Girl Begins’.

Inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s award-winning novel ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’, African-Canadian filmmaker Sharon Lewis’ feature directorial debut takes place in an abandoned futuristic ghetto haunted by Caribbean spirits and the posse, where young Ti-Jeanne’s spirit demands she obey or someone will die.  

Stay on after the panel for a talkback with director Sharon Lewis and special guests!

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Saturday March 3, 2018
7PM

Cineplex Cinemas,Yonge Dundas
10 Dundas Street East, Toronto