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What: Acclaimed film director Stephanie Black will be in Toronto to attend the Canadian premiere of her powerful Bob Marley documentary Africa Unite. This premiere will kick off Toronto’s 3rd Annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival. Stephanie will also attend the VIP reception preceding the screening.
Where: VIP reception at the River Restaurant (413 Roncesvalles Ave.) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, followed by the Canadian premiere screening of Africa Unite at 7:30 p.m. at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave.)
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The 3rd Annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival’s opening night screening will mark the Canadian premiere of Africa Unite as Toronto joins a long list of international cities to show the film.
This year’s festival, entitled Fokus Jamaica will commence with a VIP reception at River Restaurant at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Africa Unite will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at the Revue Cinema, followed by the film festival’s Opening Night after party, hosted by the Jamaican Consulate General Anne-Marie Bonner.
“We are very excited to be bringing this film to Canada,” said Festival Founder and Curator Frances-Anne Solomon. “Bob Marley has become synonymous with Jamaican culture, and selecting Africa Unite to open our festival seemed like a natural union.”
Focus Jamaica is presented in association with Jamaica Trade & Invest (JAMPRO) and the Consulate General of Jamaica in Toronto. The 3rd Annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival will run from July 10 – 13, 2008 at The Revue Cinema, Innis Town Hall (U of T), and the High Park Library.
Directed by Black, Africa Unite commemorates the late Bob Marley’s 60th birthday. Part concert tribute, part documentary, this film follows the Marley family on their first trip to Ethiopia in 2005 to attend the annual Africa Unite concert. The film features rare footage of the world-renowned reggae icon, and includes appearances by Danny Glover, Angélique Kidjo, Lauryn Hill and many from the Marley family including his mother Cedella Booker and widow Rita Marley.
In addition to its opening night, Focus Jamaica will highlight some of the island’s most celebrated filmmakers, producers, actors and celebrities. Through blockbuster film screenings, Q&As, live interview sessions and interactive workshops CaribbeanTales will pay tribute to talents such as Ras Kassa, Clement Virgo, Franklyn “Chappie” St. Juste, Perry Henzell, Leonie Forbes and Peter Williams among others.