Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abderrahmane Sissako, Effie Brown and More Invited to the Academy as Diversity Push Continues David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abderrahmane Sissako, Effie Brown and More Invited to the Academy as Diversity Push Continues Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Fried Chicken & Drugs: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Writer Charla Lauriston Creates the Anti-­Strong Black Woman in 'Clench & Release' Fried Chicken & Drugs: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Writer Charla Lauriston Creates the Anti-­Strong Black Woman in 'Clench & Release' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' Greetings From 'The Walking Dead: Season 6' Set as Daryl Plants an Unexpected Kiss on Michonne Greetings From 'The Walking Dead: Season 6' Set as Daryl Plants an Unexpected Kiss on Michonne Taraji P. Henson Books Lead in 'Hunger Games' Producer's Directorial Debut, ‘The Best Of Enemies’ Taraji P. Henson Books Lead in 'Hunger Games' Producer's Directorial Debut, ‘The Best Of Enemies’ PBS Yanks Ben Affleck 'Finding Your Roots' Episode + Puts Off 3rd & 4th Seasons Until Editorial Standards Improve PBS Yanks Ben Affleck 'Finding Your Roots' Episode + Puts Off 3rd & 4th Seasons Until Editorial Standards Improve Casting News - Teyonah Parris Is Spike Lee's Lysistrata + NWA Biopic Casts its Tupac, Jussie Smollett Heads 'Underground' Casting News - Teyonah Parris Is Spike Lee's Lysistrata + NWA Biopic Casts its Tupac, Jussie Smollett Heads 'Underground' Here's Your First Look At Taye Diggs in the Title Role in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Here's Your First Look At Taye Diggs in the Title Role in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Teaser: Marques Houston, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Draya Michele Star in TV One Original Movie, 'Will to Love' Teaser: Marques Houston, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Draya Michele Star in TV One Original Movie, 'Will to Love' Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

9th Edition Of Montreal International Black Film Fest Kicks Off Today w/ 'Chasing Shakespeare'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 18, 2013 at 3:04PM

The 9th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal in collaboration with Zupim.com, kicks off today, September 18 and will run through to the 29.
1
montreal black film fest

The 9th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal in collaboration with Zupim.com, kicks off today, September 18 and will run through to the 29.

Canada’s biggest black film festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is returning with a rather rich and bold program, featuring over one hundred films of the African diaspora, from all over the world - many of them making their Canadian debuts!

The festival provides a list of some of its top picks chosen from the festival line up: Chasing ShakespeareAlice Walker – Beauty in Truth, The Forgotten KingdomDenis, Fanie Fouri’s LobolaRayons d’Espoir (They Shine)Nairobi Half LifeTaste of RainThe RetrievalLes baobabs ne poussent pas en hiverThe SuspectHaiti UntoldLa SourceMimi Barthélémy – la voix de la conteuseTula – the RevoltJournalistes – vos papiersBay of all SaintsFinding HillywoodNoirs et blancs en couleursHomeSomething NecessaryLa Playa DC and more.

Other notable events scheduled include:

- DANNY GLOVER receiving the MIBFF's 2013 HUMANTARIAN AWARD on the festival's opening night, tonight,  at 7:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre. The MIBFF is honoring Mr. Glover for his extraordinary humanitarian contributions as well as for his dedication to the fight against global injustice and inequality.

- JOSUÉ LAJEUNESSE will receive the very first MIBFF SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD on Friday September 27, 2013 at 7 pm at Cinéma du Parc. The MIBFF is presenting him with this award for his efforts to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of La Source, his hometown, after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

- KIM NGUYEN will receive the first MIBFF VANGUARD AWARD on the festival's closing night, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7 pm at the Imperial Theatre. The MIBFF presents Nguyen with this new award, which was recently created to recognize Canadian directors for their exceptional efforts in raising awareness about black realities.

Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Touré is the spokesperson for the 9thedition of the MIBFF. 

Meanwhile, the Festival's honorary ambassador remains cultural reporter Francine Grimaldi.

And there's much more...

Movie Passes: The Festival is pleased to offer a $70 Ciné-Access Pass valid for 10 films playing at Cinéma du Parc; a $150 Passport Pass valid for all films paying at Cinéma du Parc; a $300 Gold Pass valid for all films (including opening and closing films as well as MLK50), and also a $450 Platinum Pass granting priority access to all festival events, including invite-only events and much more. All details on www.montrealblackfilm.com.

Individual Tickets: Individual tickets are available for $10 per screening on the festival website (www.montrealblackfilm.com) or at Cinéma du Parc. Tickets for opening and closing nights are available for $25 only on the festival website.

Venues: All films will be screened at Cinéma du Parc (3575, av. du Parc), except the opening and closing nights, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (1430, rue de Bleury); MLK50 – Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech – which will take place at Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve Est) and the Haitian Movie and Concert Night which will take place at  Centre culturel La Perle Retrouvée (7655, 20e Av., Saint-Michel).

The 9th Montreal International Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, will be held from September 18 to 29, 2013 and is presented by Global Montreal in collaboration with Zupim.com.

For more details on events and to purchase tickets, visit www.montrealblackfilm.com.

This article is related to: Festival Dispatch, Festivals


Shadow & ActNewsletter