#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
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Ctff2016 Gala Opening, feat. Diary of a Badman
September 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4
Opening Night Gala
Co-presented by: ACTRA Toronto, FLOW, The Africa Channel, Afroglobal Television, Trinity Square, Creatives of Colour in TV & Film, Black Women Film – Canada
5:30PM: Caribbean Reception at the Cafe Diplomatico
The winners of CineFAM – ACTRA Short Film Challenge, produced by women creators of colour who are active members of ACTRA.
See Me Now
written by Dharini Woollcombe, Linda A. Palmieri and Carin Moffat of Light the Girl
directed by Sharon Lewis
Summary: With one dance, a Burmese 81-year-old retired prima-ballerina forces an African-Canadian woman, who is an Assisted Living Care Worker turning 40, to wake up and realize that the path to finding joy and passion again is by reclaiming her own creative expression.
Do You Remember Me
created by Yaz Ali
directed by Bailey Corneal
Summary: Using sweet poetic dialogue, Delilah and Fitzgerald remember their love as it was.
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Diary of a Badman
Diemiruaya Deniran, Jamaica/USA, 2016, 107 minutes, Canadian Premiere
Director Diemiruaya Deniran
Producer and Lead Actress Jacinth Sutphin
Lead Actor Doug Robbs
Co-producer and Actor Richard Bird
SYNOPSIS: She was hungry to rise in the ranks of the New York Police Department. He was an ambitious drug dealer. But even as Detective Simone Williams, finally gets her chance to go undercover to catch Winston Bailey aka Bucky, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and educated man who is close to his community and family. As he reveals more of himself to her, she becomes a virtual diary that records his transformation from one dimensional to complex.
Lines blur as Munchy, Williams’ undercover persona, grows more and more connected to the person behind the mask of Bucky and the suspense rises as she questions where her loyalties lie.
The cast is mostly of Jamaican and African-American heritage. Lead actress and producer Jacinth Sutphin was born and raised in St. Mary, Jamaica (Richmond).
A talkback will follow the screening with Diemiruaya Deniran, Jacinth Sutphin, Doug Robbs, and Richard Bird!