Closing party for the 3rd Annual Toronto Black Film Festival combines film and music
for an unforgettable night at Toronto’s Revival
TORONTO, January 20, 2015 – Can you dig it? The 3rd Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by Global News, wraps up six days of films and panels with one big party. The TBFF Blaxploitation Party, happening February 15 from 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM at Revival (783 College Street) is the official closing party for the festival. Celebrating the best and most influential films of the Blaxploitation genre, the TBFF Blaxploitation Party commemorates a movement that redefined film in the 1970’s and beyond. Partygoers are encouraged to wear ‘70s inspired wigs, heels, accessories and colourful outfits. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door.
“The TBFF Blaxploitation Party celebrates one of the most important cult genres in cinema,” said Fabienne Colas, Co-Founder and President of Toronto Black Film Festival. “It’s through this genre that our communities were first able to express their voice in commercial independent filmmaking, the influence of which reverberates in cinema today. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Black History Month!”
Co-presented by G98.7FM, Radio-Canada, Fantasia International Film Festival and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, the party kicks off with a look back at Black American cinema of the ‘70s, showcasing a mashup of the best films and trailers of the genre in chronological order from its earliest moments to its final stages – put together by DJXL5. After, some of Toronto’s best DJs take the stage to spin top tracks from the ‘70s for an all-night dance party.
The TBFF Blaxploitation Party is co-hosted by Al Saint-Louis and MC Ebone, featuring DJs The Elite Sound (DJ Donavon, Mike from M.A.C. Entertainment, JC From Sunshine, and MC Groove). In collaboration with Unleashed Legacies and Motherland Entertainment.
The 3rd Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) will run from February 10 to 15, 2015 and is presented by Global News.
TBFF – MORE THAN A FESTIVAL
Intriguing, international, entertaining, eye-opening, and educating, the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is about DISCOVERY & DIVERSITY! TBFF showcases the most outstanding and most powerful Black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues. Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. In connecting black films with viewers of all colours and ethnic origins, we recognize the differences that make us unique and celebrate the shared values that bring us together. Films illuminate, entertain and invite audiences to see the world from another person’s experience. Coming together through art allows members of all cultural communities to better understand one another.
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