It’s back! The 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), kicks off its 3rd installment on February 10th. In keeping with tradition, the festival boasts a strong line-up of films and a slew of events throughout the six-day festival. Here are some of our movie picks to keep an eye out for during this year’s festival:
Josef Kubota Wladyka’s MANOS SUCIAS (Dirty Hands) opens the festival on Friday the 10th. This film (executive produced by Spike Lee) follows an unlikely pair on their journey as they traffic millions of dollars of cocaine up the pacific coast of Columbia. We think it’s a journey that’s worth checking out.
Alton Glass premieres his film CRU on Friday, February 13. CRU follows a group of young athletes who experience a tragedy after winning a state championship. Over a decade later, they reunite only to drudge up painful memories of the past.
Our last pick comes by way of director Arthur Muhammad. His romantic comedy First Impression premiers on Valentine’s Day. First Impression delves into the world of online dating, as two people try and navigate their way to love through the complexities of online dating.
Highlighted at this year’s festival is a three-part “Blaxploitation” series, featuring a screening the 1975 cult-classic Boss, “An Intimate Night With Fred “The Hammer” Williamson”, and the closing night TBFF Blaxploitation Party. TBFF will also host a “Black Actors in Hollywood, Then and Now” panel discussion – featuring actors Fred Williamson, Lanette Ware and Bill Cobbs.
TBFF 2015 is shaping up to be a memorable festival. You can purchase your tickets by visiting:
http://torontoblackfilm.com/buy-tickets/ Happy movie-going Sceners.