LIFT co-presents “Salvage” and “Ayiti Mon Cinema” at the Toronto Black Film Festival
Salvage by Tyler Dowey
LIFT co-presentations at the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival
LIFT co-presents “Salvage”
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Starts at 7:00pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Living in his car, The Driver spends his days cruising the city, surviving on scraps and charity. Haunted by guilt, he pays no attention to the missing girl all the radio pundits are talking about. Instead he focuses on making money. An ad in a stolen newspaper leads him to a desolate location in a forgotten part of town. There he receives an envelope, along with a time and location to drop it off. The only rule? Do not open the envelope UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
LIFT co-presents “Ayiti Mon Cinema”
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Starts at 1:00pm
20 Carlton Street
The director, Vanessa-Tatjana Beerli, went to Haiti in order to help the organization GRAHN-MONDE to establish a film festival. Through many inspiring encounters and revealing footage, Vanessa assesses the current state of cinema and culture in a country disinherited which is still fighting to get up from its successive disasters. Despite the disappearance of the movie theater and total lack of funding, this country abounds of positive initiative. Ayiti mon cinema wants to be hopeful and wishes to give back momentum to this past where cinema had a place of choice in the Haitian society. Because Culture is a wealth in Haiti!
Thursday 14 February 2019 –
Toronto ON Canada