Category Archives: Movie Preview

September 22

Jockey @TIFF 2021

Aging jockey Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins Jr.) is forced to come to terms with the limitations of his body’s deterioration from years of working through injuries, struggling to train for the final championship of his career. Longtime trainer and sometime friend Ruth (Molly Parker) lends a sympathetic ear and a sought-after horse to increase his […]

September 22

SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM.Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen LorentzenFeaturing the Outspoken and Fierce Seyran AteşOpening October 1st at Laemmle GlendaleWith San Francisco and New York to Follow

She is bold. She is fierce.  She is love. Meet Seyran Ateş!Discover the life and work of Muslim feminist and human rights activist Seyran Ateş through the acclaimed film SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM. The documentary, directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, opens October 1st at the Laemmle Glendale and other cities including San Francisco and New York to follow. In the 1960s, the hippies […]

September 20

ONE SECOND @ TIFF 2021

Toronto International Film Festival 2021TIFF21 Closing Film ONE SECOND     by  Sally Warburton We can’t believe TIFF21 is over!!  The last day for TIFF21 was Saturday, September 18. TIFF’s Joana Vicente introduced the film and greeted the audience sharing the joy of having a successful TIFF21. The last film was Zhang Yimou’s “One Second”.  […]

September 20

THE GOOD HOUSE @ TIFF 2021

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2021 #TIFF21   Film THE GOOD HOUSE    by Sally Warburton The beautiful Roy Thomson Hall was one of the main screening venues for TIFF21 films. A long awaited film release is that of THE GOOD HOUSE starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. Audience members were thrilled to have Sigourney Weaver […]

September 20

THE FLEE @ TIFF 2021

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2021 #TIFF21  Film THE FLEE by Sally Warburton Events are starting to open up again and one of the main Toronto events is the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF takes place every year in September. This year the TIFF team planned very creatively to offer a variety of film screening venues […]

September 14

Oscar Peterson: Black+White @TIFF 2021

Born in Montreal, Quebec- Oscar Peterson rose to prominence with his influential piano playing. Barry Avrich’s celebration of the musician, Oscar Peterson: Black + White, charts Peterson’s rise to prominence and his legendary musicianship . Interviewing lifelong friends, relatives, and some of his legion of fans — from Quincy Jones to Billy Joel, who was […]

September 13

Dionne Warrick-Don’t Make Me Over @ TIFF 2021

Rising up to the top and losing it all, the ups and downs of her life, career and calling her own “shots “! Walk On By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” — are regarded as definitive. Her activist work for the Black and LGBTQ communities has had […]

September 12

Dear Evan Hansen. @TIFF 2021

The acclaimed Dear Evan Hansen, from stage production to the big screen, is a story of adolescence and awkwardness. High school student Evan Hansen struggles with his problems of social anxiety and with the guidance of his psychiatrist, tries something different to deal with his life by writing letters to himself about what is positive […]

September 11

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash!@TIFF 2021 !

Not your run-of-the-mill martial arts story, Vengeance is Mine takes place in 1989 Indonesia as the setting for martial artists, a romance between an impotent “hit man” brawler, a female mafia bodyguard, and a ghost story. Based on Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan’s novel and directed by Edwin, Vengeance is Mine is a great throwback to the days […]

September 07

CineFAM Film Festival “5 Years of Limitless Imagination’’ – October 23rd-24th,2021.

CineFAM Film Festival celebrates its 5th year October 23rd-24th, 2021.  The number 5 represents curiosity, freedom, and change. The festival theme, ”5 Years of Limitless Imagination” embodies this.  CineFAM was established in 2016 by award winning filmmaker and Academy member, Frances Anne Solomon.  CineFam Film Festival introduces audiences around the globe to bold and original stories by women and non-binary creators of colour.  This year’s list of events and films are […]

September 02

OPENING SEPTEMBER 17th: Tribeca Audience Award Winner FERGUSON RISES, Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Produced by David Oyelowo – A story of a father’s grief and a small town’s defiance that showed the world that Black Lives Matter – Laemmle Royal Theater – Los Angeles

DREAMSEEKER MEDIA In Association with FILMS WITH A PURPOSE YORUBA SAXON and PHILMCO  Present THE 2021 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER FERGUSON RISES Directed by Mobolaji OlambiwonnuProduced by David Oyelewo and Jessica Oyelowo Executive Produced by Sandra Evers-Manly, TJ Martin, Gigi Pritzker, Kai Bowe, and RZAOpening September 17th at Laemmle Royal WINNER – Audience Award for Best […]

August 27

World Premiere SALOUM – African Midnight Madness supernatural thriller/horror?

World Premiere / 2021 TIFFMidnight MadnessSALOUM Narrative | Senegal | 2021 | 80 min | Color Wolof and French with English Subtitles2021 Toronto Int’l Film FestSept 9 – 20, 2021Writer/Director: Jean Luc Herbulot (Netflix’s Dealer, Canal + Afrique’s Sakho & Mangane)Producer: Pamela DiopExecutive Producers: Douglas Jackson, Hus MillerCo-Producer: Alexis PerrinPrincipal Cast: Yann Gael (Duel au Soleil, They Had a Dream, Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro, upcoming […]

August 26

Gravitas Ventures Day & Date Release on October 22nd of “The Subject” Starring Jason Biggs (“Orange is the New Black,” and “American Pie”), Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Emmy nominee for “Lovecraft County”)

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Lanie Zipoy’s Multi Award-Winning “The Subject” For Theatrical & TVOD/Digital Audiences Everywhere October 22nd, 2021  “The Subject” Starring Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis & Anabelle AcostaMakes a Day & Date Release Across North America This Fall  (Los Angeles,CA) Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to director/producer Lanie Zipoy’s (“17 Things I Wish I Could Tell You […]

August 23

UNDER THE SAME SUN in theatres Fri..August 27th,2021 – Special screenings hosted by the director and other guests

UNDER THE SAME SUN by François Jacob In theatres August 27 Special screenings hosted by the director and other guests Les Films du 3 Mars and Les Films de l’Autre present the documentary Under the Same Sun by François Jacob, which explores the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan from the point of view of the people of Caucasus. On the occasion […]

July 09

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “UNAPOLOGETIC” – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY ANNOUNCES ITS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION STARTING AUGUST 20 IN CHICAGO; NEW YORK AUGUST 27; LOS ANGELES SEPT 3 & NATIONWIDE

The film is the award winning and moving film UNAPOLOGETIC – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY.  It’s powerful and crucial.  Kartemquin Films is one of the producers releasing the film.   Here’s the synopsis for your perusal:After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through […]