Screening Block includes:
SHORTS PROGRAM: CHECK | Shoot the Girl
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Cutlass
DATE/TIME: 09/15/2017, 6:15pm
ADDRESS: Royal Theatre, 608 College St
Richard B. Pierre | Short | 6 mins | 2016 | Canada | English | PG
ABOUT THE FILM
CHECK is a short film which invites us to examine our responses to dissenting voices, as well as our relationship with technology. A straight young white man, gets privilege-checked by the onboard computer system in his luxury car.
Richard B. Pierre was born in Oakland, California and immigrated to Toronto, Canada. His first feature length screenplay ‘Crooked’ was selected as a quarter-finalist for the 2009 Nicholl Fellowship.
In 2011 he received the Naish McHugh Award for Emerging Filmmaker at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. ‘The Toboggan,’ funded by the Ontario Arts Council, premiered at the 2011 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award; a ReelWorld Film Festival 2012 Emerging 20 Filmmaker; 2015 Curtíssima Award for Best Short Under Five Minutes.