JUNE 8, 2019 - BREAKTHROUGH FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURED SCREENING

RIDING WITH AUNT D DOT

A young artist takes a bus ride that makes her question reality as several eclectic characters take her to task on where she’s going with her life. As a piece of a multimedia art film project, ‘Riding with Aunt D. Dot’ combines Director Bree Gant’s radical imagination, real-life woes, and her own experience on riding the Detroit city bus to tell the story of a disillusioned Detroit artist struggling to ground herself mentally.

Directed by Bree Gant

Co-presenter: Caribbean Tales

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

AUGUST 2-5, 2019 - ISLAND SOUL @ HARBOURFRONT

FEATURED SCREENING

CALYPSO ROSE: LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE

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Where:  Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West

Calypso Rose is an ambassador of Caribbean music, a living legend, a charismatic character, the uncontested diva of Calypso Music, and often compared to great black singers such as Aretha Franklin, Myriam Makeba and Cesaria Evora.

This road movie is not only about memory, the exchange and discovery of world cultures but also the journey of a militant and authentic woman, an Afro-Caribbean soul, an exemplary artist, far from the glitz and glitter. Moving along the thread that links her universe with the world, we experience the dreams and disappointments of this amazing female artist. It is by carrying us with her on this intimate journey that Calypso Rose transmits to us the pulse of her life.

Partner: Island Soul  |  Harbourfront Centre

Dir: Pascale Obolo
Documentary / 2011 / 85 min. / English / Not rated

FEATURED SCREENING

CALYPSO @ DIRTY JIMS

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Where:  Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West

Calypso at Dirty Jim’s recaptures the glory of classic Calypso in its splendor. Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Terror, Bomber, Superior and Relator are gathered around Syl Dopson’s orchestra on the scene at Dirty Jim’s Club, specially re-created for the film. Lively and touching, filled in the sidelines of Trinidad Carnival, this musical documentary provides a sensitive and original rendering of Calypso, its culture and the legendary singers at Dirty Jim’s.

Awards include: Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival; Jury Special Award, Vues d’Afrique Montreal Film Festival.

Partner: Island Soul  |  Harbourfront Centre

Dir: Pascale Obolo
Documentary / 2005 / 87 min. / English / Rating TBC

FEATURED SCREENING

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CALYPSO DREAMS

Where:  Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West

Shot over 3 years in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the documentary includes such legendary calypsonians as Lord Pretender, Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Bomber, Relator, Lord Superior, Brigo, Mystic Prowler, Calypso Rose, The Mighty Sparrow, Terror, Valentino, Blakie, David Rudder, Regeneration Now, The Mighty Duke, Conqueror and many others.

Winner of the Best Caribbean Documentary at the Jamerican Film Festival * Audience Favorite at the DC Film Fest * Audience Favorite at Pan-African Film Festival * Audience Favorite at Mill Valley Film Fest

Partner: Island Soul | Harbourfront Center

Dir: Geoffrey Dunn
Documentary / 2004 / 90 min. / English / Not rated

AUGUST 9, 2019 -YORK EGLINTON BIA

FEATURED SCREENING

A WINTER TALE

Where: Maria Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave W, York, ON M6E 2H4

Six Black men, all patrons at Miss G’s Caribbean Take Away Restaurant come together to form a support group after a young boy is shot dead. Their efforts are a poignant attempt to rescue their broken spirits and salvage the besieged community. In A Winter Tale, Frances-Anne Solomon explores the men’s nuanced relationships against the backdrop of their multicultural neighbourhood’s unrealized hopes and dreams. Bitter and tragic, funny and hopeful, the film tells a uniquely Canadian story that features Toronto as a central character.

directed by Frances-Anne Solomon

AUGUST 14, 2019 - REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURED SCREENING

BLACK PANTHER

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When: August 14, 2019 | Pre-show at 7pm movie at Sundown
Where: Regent Park, 620 Dundas St E, Toronto ON

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Co-presented by CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Directed by Ryan Coogler

SEPT 6, 2019 - ROGERS SCREENING EVENT

FEATURED SCREENING

PICK

When: September 06, 2019
Where: Private Screening

A short drama about a girl who wears her afro to school and has to deal with the unexpected consequences.

Co-presented by CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Directed by Rebecca Ortiz

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