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12th MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
September 28th - October 2nd

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
– THE TOURING YEARS

Starts September 30th

A MAN OF DANCE
Starts September 30th

THE RED SHOES
Starts September 30th

The 45th FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA
October 5th - 16th

GOETHE INSTITUT
presents
LOSE MYSELF / VERGISS MEIN ICH

October 6th

AMERICAN HONEY
Starts October 14th

UNLOCKING THE CAGE
October 17th - 20th

THE FORBIDDEN PEOPLE
October 17th - 27th

10E FESTIVAL DU FILM BRÉSILIEN DE MONTRÉAL
October 21st - 27th

A PSY FILM-CLUB presents
CHORUS

October 21st

THE HANDMAIDEN
Starts October 28th

THE VIOLIN TEACHER
Starts October 28th

PRANK
Starts October 28th

THE EXORCIST: DIRECTOR’S CUT
October 29th-30th-31st

 

 

 



12th MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 2 2016

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The MIBFF is a dynamic, innovative and audacious festival whose ambition is to promote the development of the independent film industry and to showcase more films on the realities of Blacks from around the world. It wants to take a fresh, new look at black cinema from the four corners of the globe!!!

SPECIAL RATE : 11,50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
Thursday September 29 – 7:00pm, original English version

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Dir : Richard Tanne . 2016. 81 min
With : Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway
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Southside with You chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when Barack Obama, the future president of the United States of America, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story

Quebec premiere
Thursday September 29 – 9:00pm, original English version

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Dir : N.C. Heikin. 2014. 84min
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By the age of 15, Frank Morgan was an accomplished saxophonist, playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. As his notoriety grew, so too did a steady heroin addiction, landing him in and out of jail for over 30 years. With so much incarcerated musical talent, the San Quentin jailhouse put together one of the country’s leading 16-piece jazz groups during the 1950s. Sound of Redemption offers a frank look into the ups and downs of Morgan's life and a reflective look at African-American culture in 1950s Los Angeles.

LAMBADINA (Night Light)

Quebec premiere
Friday september 30 – 7:00pm, original version Amharic, English with English subtitles

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Dir : Messay Getahun, 2016. 103 min
With: Bersabeh Samson, Tsion Mekonnen, Addis Kidane, Messay Getahun,
Michael Yimesgen.
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Lambadina is a feature-length film focusing on the journey of a little boy whose story starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ends in Los Angeles, California.

WALK ALL NIGHT: A DRUMBEAT JOURNEY

Canadian premiere
Friday September 30 – 9:00pm, original English version

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Dir: Elilta Tewelde, Kate Benzschawel, Mallory Sohmer. 2016. 86 min
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An idealistic social worker initiates an ambitious project to take a group of street musicians to West Africa. Fascinated by the sounds of bucket drummers she meets on Chicago’s South Side, Elilta Tewelde aspires to connect the young men to their African heritage through music. A native of Africa herself, she crowdfunds a trip to Senegal where the teens will participate in traditional drumming workshops under a master percussionist and his family. But the cultural divide proves wide and problems surface along the way, challenging the project leaders and bucket drummers to unexpected limits and discoveries about themselves.

SHORT SERIES 1

Saturday October 1st– 3:00pm
Featuring

DOORS
International premiere
Original English version

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Dir: Thembi Banks. 2015. 10 min
With: Deborah Lacey, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Dig Wayne, Kasey Campbell
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Bernie Clemmons is a pastor’s wife with a rigid moral compass. When she is forced to deal with a secret that has been the cause of an ongoing internal struggle, she must make a decision on whether today is the day she will speak her mind and take a stand.

THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST
Quebec premiere
Original English version

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Dir: Moon Molson. 2014. 17 min
With: Carlo Alban, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Hisham Tawfiq, Venida Evans, Dante E. Clark
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A young mother living in a Harlem housing project has to accept a difficult reality when two uniformed soldiers visit her to deliver sad news.

ESCRAVOS E SANTOS
Canadian premiere
Original Portuguese version with English subtitles

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Dir: Marco de Abreu. 2015. 26 min
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In the confines of the outback of Bahia, every 12th of October, men and women gather to celebrate the Langa of Our Lady Aparecida. They dance and sing throughout the night to the fervent sounds of prayers and traditional music, expressing their devotion to the black saint. But this mystical scenario conceals sad stories. These are stories of pain and suffering: stories of enslaved men and women told by the black people of the region, as they were heard from their grandparents and great-grandparents.

PARECE COMIGO
International premiere
Original Portuguese version with English subtitles

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Dir : Kelly Cristina Spinelli. 2016. 26 min
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“Black girls don't play with black dolls,” says rapper Preta Rara, one of the characters in the film Parece comigo. The documentary explores the lack of black dolls on the Brazilian market and shows artisans working to change this scenario facing the gigantic toy industry by making handmade dolls.

AQUARIUM
Canadian premiere
Original English version

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Dir: Natasha McCrea. 2015. 8 min
With: J.D. Phillips, Vivian Ngo
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It was supposed to be forever. Despite the promise of a new life together, Michael and Sarah drive to the beach to say their final goodbye. Michael can no longer bear his existence in their unfamiliar surroundings. He runs into the ocean—never to return.

DIRT
Canadian premiere
silent

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Dir : Darius Clark Monroe. 2015. 7’
With : Segun Akande
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Some things must die to live.

1440 AND COUNTING
Canadian premiere
Original English version

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Dir : Tony Gapastione. 2015. 14’
With : Loretta Devine, Jeremy Ray Valdez
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A burned-out teacher is one day and fourteen hundred and forty minutes away from retirement when she is confronted by a desperate man from her past.  When she discovers a beloved student of hers is in danger, her life is immediately turned upside down.

LE GANG DES ANTILLAIS

Quebec premiere
Saturday October 1st – 5:00pm, original French version

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Dir : Jean-Claude Barny. 2016. 90 min
With: Djedje Apali, Eriq Ebouaney, Adama Niane, Vincent Vermignon, Zoé Charron, Zita Hanrot.
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Le Gang des Antillais is an adaptation of the book by Loïc Lery, written during his stay in Fleury-Merogis. It recounts the story and revolt of a group of West Indian workers in the 1970s. The French state relocated a whole generation of young people from overseas territories to metropolitan France to appease their social and cultural demands. Upon their arrival, the Creoles face day-to-day racism and instability. The hero, Jimmy, is drawn towards a fate he has no control over, and amidst the violence, he becomes aware of his responsibilities, shortcomings, and desires. His empowerment comes from a meeting with Patrick Chamoiseau, his prison educator. This film by Jean-Claude Barny is another tool supporting the historical struggle of the black man and his place in society.

DIEU MERCI

Canadian premiere
Saturday October 1st – 7:00pm, original French version

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Dir : Lucien Jean-Baptiste. 2016. 95 min
With: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Baptiste Lecaplain, Delphine Théodore
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After his release from prison, the forty-four-year-old Dieumerci changed his way of life and decided to pursue his dream of acting. To ensure the success of this project, he enrolled in theatre classes paid with money from temporary jobs. Challenges still lie ahead for him, though. His twenty-two-year-old friend, Clément, is his complete opposite. He has to deal with this “pest.” He welcomes Clément into his precarious living conditions, while also dealing with his nuisances. Through difficult times and rehearsals, our two main characters get to know each other and work together to reach an unattainable goal.

EVERYTHING BUT A MAN

Canadian premiere
Saturday October 1st – 9:00pm, original English version

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Dir : Nnegest Likké. 2015. 110 min
With : Bambadjan Bamba, Camille Winbush, Monica Calhoun
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A successful career woman has a life-changing romance with a mysterious man from another culture, whose lifestyle differences challenge her firm-held beliefs on love, relationships, and the definition of being a "strong" woman.

SHORT SERIES 2

Sunday October 2 – 3:00pm
Featuring

ACROSS THE TRACK
Canadian premiere
original English version

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Dir: Michael Cooke. 2015. 16 min
With: Carla Mcullough, Thursday Farrar, Brynn Crosby, Berkeley Clayborn
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Two African-American sisters grow up in racially charged 1960s Georgia, but one is born with fair skin. And when schools integrate in their small town, she decides to change her destiny—by passing for white.

HUSTLE AND HEART
Quebec premiere
original English version

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Dir : Koumbie. 2016. 12 min
With: Nathan Simmons, Taylor Olson
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Hunter, the new quarterback on a high school football team, falls for the starting quarterback, Nick..

ABOUT THAT
Canadian premiere
original English version

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Dir: Damien D. Smith. 2015. 16 min
With: Crystal Cotton, Damien D. Smith, Jammie Patton, Erica D. Young, Derrick Lemont
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Summer and Jonathan are in love, but love isn’t enough for some people. Their relationship can only be described as pure bliss. Unfortunately, the world is uncomfortable with the pair and a series of events start to hint at Jonathan’s mental stability.

INA
original English version
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Dir : Muffy Levy. 2016. 2 min
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A daughter retells the story of her mother’s deteriorating health.

ADORN
World premiere
original English version

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Dir : Elizabeth Melanson, Mouna Traoré. 2015. 11 min
With : Tenika Davis, Jon Cor
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A young woman confronts her emotionally unavailable boyfriend after he stands her up on their anniversary date. As the reality of their loveless relationship destroys her fantasy of how things could be, she is forced to either sacrifice her desire for love or face being alone.

MY GIRL ROSE
Canadian premiere
original English version

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Dir: Jordan Lewis. 2015. 14 min
With: Jasmine Johnson, J. Parker Wood, Patricia Joseph, Jon May
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Racial tension runs high in 1969 Lakeland, Florida. Rose and Jude find themselves propelled into a relationship over a common cause: fighting for an integrated prom at their recently desegregated high school. As they grow closer, they learn that not everyone is as open to change and equality as they are.

10 MINUTES
Canadian premiere
original English version

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Dir: Satie Gosset. 2015. 18 min
With: Lou Gossett Jr., Glenn Plummer, Kent Faulcon
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A lawyer must convince a serial killer to reveal the location of his last victim 10 minutes before his execution.

THE EXAMPLE (Court-Métrage) + (DIRT AND DEEDS Long- Métrage)

International premiere
Sunday October 2 – 5:00pm, original English version

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Dir : Wyatt Cagle. 2016. 24 min
With: Jeremy Allen, Kedrick Brown, Emma VanLare, Marc Issacs, Kate Robards
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During a race riot in Beaumont, Texas, in June 1943, Officer Miller Harvey, a white police officer, is determined to protect and serve his city and family. Black business owner Carver Jefferson is hell-bent on taking his family far away from the city, as racial hostility has led to the destruction of his home and business. After curfew while Beaumont is under martial law, Harvey, another white officer, and the Jeffersons collide at a roadblock. Tensions explode on that hot summer night, forcing them to make decisions that will question their morals, loyalty, and manhood.

DIRT AND DEEDS IN MISSISSIPPI

Canadian premiere
original English version

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Dir : David Shulman. 2016. 83’
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The untold story of how black landowners in Mississippi in the 1960s, who still controlled close to two million acres of land and believed in armed self-defence, played a pivotal role in the fight for voting rights and the overthrow of white supremacy during the Civil Rights Revolution in the Deep South.

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