Daniels to join film legend Norman Jewison and Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo in a discussion on Black representation in cinema
TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ -
Who: Critically acclaimed African-American filmmaker Lee Daniels,
(director, PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,
producer, MONSTER'S BALL) will join Academy Award(R)-nominated
filmmaker and CFC founder Norman Jewison (IN THE HEAT OF THE
NIGHT, A SOLDIER'S STORY, THE HURRICANE) and African-Canadian
award-winning filmmaker, Clement Virgo (RUDE, POOR BOY'S GAME) for
an intimate evening that will "Celebrate the Black Experience in
What: To commemorate Black History Month, CFC (Canadian Film Centre)
will host an evening that will "Celebrate the Black Experience in
Cinema". Presented by TD, the evening begins with an inspiring
conversation about black representation in cinema. Following 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.
When: Tuesday, February 9th
6 p.m. - Photo op/media wall
7 p.m. - Discussion with Lee Daniels, Norman Jewison, Clement
8:15 - Brief intermission
8:30 - Screening of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto.
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.
SOURCE Black History Month
For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Tamara MacKeigan, Communications Manager, CFC, (416) 445-1446 x304, firstname.lastname@example.org