#TORONTOBOUND: TORONTO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING STEDMAN GRAHAM TO RUN FEBRUARY 11 – 16, 2014
In conjunction with Black History Month, the second Edition of the Toronto Black Film Festival runs from Tuesday, February 11 – 16, 2014. The Festival celebrates Diversity in the Black Communities through Special Events and Films and in addition to commemorating the memory of iconic Nelson Mandela, it celebrates the 20th year of Democracy in South Africa. A Series of Short Films from South African are slated to pay tribute to Mandela.
Stedman Graham, who many of us will recognize as being the longtime Partner of Oprah Winfrey, brings some starpower to the Festival, the Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author and Speaker holding a Conference at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Thursday, February 13, 2014 called The Nine-Step Plan for Success. One of Nelson Mandela‘s favourite Singers, Lorraine Klaasen is set to perform a Concert at Al Green Theatre and also, Author Robert H. King, who spent 32 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, also will be speaking at the Festival.
The Festival was launched today at Carlton Cinemas and a List of Films to screen this year were unveiled including The Forgotten Kingdom (Opening Film), The Retrieval (Closing Film), Blue Caprice (for which we ran a Giveaway!), Angels in Exile (narrated by Charlize Theron), Haiti Untold (features Sean Penn) and several, several more.
For more about the Toronto Black Film Festival, founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Toronto, click here.
Some Snaps from today’s Launch including Global‘s Leslie Roberts:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Toronto Black Film Festival)