In Conversation to be moderated by Clement Virgo
TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ -
In celebration of Black History Month and presented by TD, CFC and Clement Virgo are pleased to host a special evening in conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee to discuss the role of music in his films. A notable writer, director, producer, actor and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film, Spike Lee is widely regarded as a premiere filmmaker and a forerunner in the 'do it yourself' school of filmmaking. His films are often provocative socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions, not only about race, but class and gender identity as well while incorporating a distinctive and powerful use of music. The evening will combine conversation and film clips to examine the use of music in Lee's films - from his musical collaborations with his father, Bill Lee, a jazz bassist, to Prince, Stevie Wonder and composer Terence Blanchard.
|Who:||Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, (director, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Inside Man, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing) will join Canadian award-winning filmmaker, Clement Virgo (Rude, Poor Boy's Game) for an intimate in conversation.|
|What:||To commemorate Black History Month, CFC (Canadian Film Centre) will host a special in conversation with filmmaker Spike Lee.|
|| Tuesday, January 25th 2011
6:45 p.m. - Photo op/media wall
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Discussion with Spike Lee, Clement Virgo
|| Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre 8
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
7 - 8:30 p.m.
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.
TD salutes the contributions of members of the Black community to Canada by proudly sponsoring the THEN & NOW series of cultural events. This celebration of Black History Month showcases 12 visual arts, performance and cinematic events for the entire family. Visit the Then & NOW website www.td.com/thenandnow for more information.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Tamara MacKeigan, Communications Manager, CFC, 416.445.1446 x304