CFC salutes Black History Month

African-Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo and acclaimed director Norman Jewison to discuss black representation in cinema capped off by a special screening of the 1967 classic IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - To commemorate Black History Month, CFC (Canadian Film Centre) will host an intimate evening that will "Celebrate the Black Experience in Cinema". Presented by TD, this special discussion and screening will take place Tuesday, February 9th 2010 at 7 pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

African-Canadian award-winning filmmaker, Clement Virgo (RUDE, POOR BOY'S GAME) begins the evening with an inspiring conversation about black representation in cinema with Academy Award(R)-nominated filmmaker and CFC founder Norman Jewison (IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, A SOLDIER'S STORY, THE HURRICANE) and a very special guest TBA.

After the discussion audiences will enjoy a special screening of the 1967 classic "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT", directed by Norman Jewison. This critically acclaimed five-time Oscar-winning film, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, signaled a shift in the depiction of the black hero at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Tickets are $20.00 (all proceeds will go towards the CFC Diversity Scholarship). Tickets can be purchased at www.totix.ca or at the venue on the night of the event.

About CFC

CFC is Canada's largest institution for advanced training in film, television and new media. A charitable not-for-profit organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities for top creative content leaders from coast to coast. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country's most creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. For more information please visit: cfccreates.com.

SOURCE Black History Month

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Tamara MacKeigan, Communications Manager, CFC, (416) 445-1446 x 304, tmackeigan@cfccreates.com


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