Monday, February 11, 2013

Academy Award Nominee REBELLE Screening At Toronto Black Film Festival

REBELLE

2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, REBELLE (WAR WITCH), will be screening this Thursday as part of the inaugural Toronto Black Film Festival (February 13th – 17th). Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Toronto, the Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. Here is the full schedule of films screening at the festival:

OPENING AND CLOSING FILMS

NAIROBI HALF LIFE - OPENING FILM
TIFF Bell Lightbox - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7PM - $15
David 'Tosh' Gitonga - Kenya | Germany | 2012 / 96' - Swahili | Kikuyu | English with English subtitles
2013 Kenya's choice for the Oscars
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity. He finds himself drawn into a world of small time crooks and deceit in the smoky bustle of Kenya's capital. Naïve and filled with hope, he quickly learns why the city is nicknamed "Nairobbery". His life will quickly take an unexpected turn.

LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA - CLOSING FILM
Royal Cinema - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Obi Emelonye - Nigeria | UK | 2012 / 81' - English
Based on true events… A set of everyday Nigerian travelers board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006. Young lovers, an elderly couple, a corporate party, a sportsman on the threshold of greatness; all the passengers are caught up in the nightmare scenario and sense the final moments of their lives approach. All except one. What does he know? Will they survive... the last flight to Abuja?

Turning Point

NOLLYWOOD SPECIAL

LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA
Royal Cinema - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Obi Emelonye - Nigeria | UK | 2012 / 81' – English

PHONE SWAP
Carlton Cinema - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Kunle Afolayan - Nigeria | 2012 / 120'' – English

TURNING POINT
Carlton Cinema - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 9PM - $10
Niyi Towolawi - Nigeria | 2012 / 102'' - English

LOST IN AFRICA

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS

CASE DÉPART (BACK TO SQUARE ONE)
Royal Cinema - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Thomas Ngijol, Fabrice Éboué, Lionel Steketee - France | 2011 / 94' - French with English subtitles

INSIDE STORY
Carlton Cinema - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9PM - $10
Rolie Nikiwe - South Africa, Kenya | 2011 / 97' - English, Zulu, Other

LOST IN AFRICA
Carlton Cinema - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Vibeke Muasya - Denmark | 2010 / 93' - Danish with English subtitles

LUCKY
Carlton Cinema - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Avie Luthra - South Africa | 2011 / 100' - English, Zulu with English subtitles

MANÈGES HUMAINS
Carlton Cinema - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 9PM - $10
Martin Laroche - Canada | 2012 / 89' - French with English subtitles

OTELO BURNING
Royal Cinema - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Sara Blecher - South Africa | 2011 / 96' - Zulu with English subtitles

REBELLE (WAR WITCH)
Carlton Cinema - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5PM - $10
Kim Nguyen - Canada | 2012 / 90' - French-Lingala St English
2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film

SONNY BOY
Royal Cinema - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7PM - $10
Maria Peters - Netherlands | 2011 / 130' - Dutch with English subtitles

CHARLES BRADLY: SOUL OF AMERICA

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS

CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA
Carlton Cinema - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5PM - $10
Poull Brien - USA | 2012 / 74' - English

SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME
Carlton Cinema - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5PM - $10
Sam Pollard - USA | 2012 / 85' – English

UMKHUNGO

SHORT FILMS

OF MARY
Carlton Cinema - Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9PM
Adrian Lester - England | 2011 / 21' - English with French subtitles

NOT LIKE THE COMMERCIALS
Royal Cinema - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 7PM
Kenneth Dupuis, Wyatt Cagle and Gordon S. Williams - USA | 2012 / 9'24 – English

UMKHUNGO
Carlton Cinema - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5PM
Matthew Jankes - South Africa | 2011 / 29' - Zulu with English subtitles

Passes and individual tickets are available at the festival website

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