A Winter Tale @ Montreal’s World Film Festival: Aug 23rd September 3.
A Winter Tale is on the move!
Our first stop is the prestigious Montreal World Film Fest, scheduled for the end of this month.
We’re looking forward to screening our award-winning film to discerning audiences in La Belle Province, and to connecting with multicultural communities, particularly young audiences for whom issues of youth violence are as pressing – if not more so! – as here in Toronto. We will also be open for business to meet with local community partners in anticipation of the Montreal leg of TALK IT OUT, our Nationwide Anti-Violence Tour, scheduled to arrive in Quebec in early 2008.
A Winter Tale tells the emotional story of a Black Men’s support group, that begins to meet at the local Caribbean Takeaway Restaurant, after the death by gunshot of a 10 year old child. It features a powerful ensemble cast led by Canadian stars Peter Williams and Michael Miller, and Caribbean icons Leonie Forbes and Denis “Sprangalang” Hall. The timely film, which opened the 7th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in April, and took home the Tonya Lee Williams Award for Outstanding Canadian Feature Film, has been hailed by media and audiences alike, as “excellent”.
TALK IT OUT, a CaribbeanTales project, supported by Telefilm, is targeted at young people in the 12-25 age group, and will use the film to stimulate discussion and awareness of youth violence and gun culture in Canada. This innovative program was launched at the Workman Theatre, Toronto on July 15th. In partnership with several local Community Centres, colleges and grass-roots organizations serving youth, we will soon be announcing the first series of screenings/discussions in the Tour.
The Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious international festivals, has as its goal to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
A Winter Tale will be in screened in WFF’s central platform, the “Focus on World Cinema.”
Please visit AWinterTale.ca, and join A Winter Tale’s Facebook Group for times and dates of the Montreal premiere, upcoming festival screenings of the film, and details of the TALK IT OUT Tour.