Friday, April 3, 2020
5-10pm at Starving Artist (833 Runnymede Rd. Toronto)
Tickets $15 at the door
MITP JA Cocktail Cinema presents Caribbean Women in Film. An artist talk and screening featuring Christene Browne with her feature Another Planet plus a program of shorts.
Christene Browne's Another Planet (1999) is a coming-of-age dramedy in which a Toronto teen, Cassandra Jones (Sandy Daley), explores her African roots. Cassandra has a very active imagination and a unique view of the world. She finds her ideals tested while working on a Quebec farm, where she meets a worker from Mali (Tiemoko Simaga). ANOTHER PLANET was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival and won the Best Film Prize at the Black International Cinema, Germany. Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDGsPP5zhOQ.
“Hilarious and Insightful” – Mirror Magazine
• Bangles (2:20 min. 2018) by Renata Mohamed
• Echoes (3 min. 2003) by Michelle Mohabeer
• Heartbreak (1 min. 2016) by Nadine Valcin
• Kina Sky (8 min. 2009) by Coretta Singer
• Lost Boy (11 min. 2015) by Aisha Porter-Christie
CHRISTENE BROWNE is a Toronto-based filmmaker, writer, and media arts instructor. Originally from St. Kitts, she studied film at Ryerson University and started her own production company, Syncopated Productions, in 1990. Her award winning film, "Them That's Not," was the fourth film in the National Film Board of Canada's Feminization of Poverty series. Her other works include "No Choice" and the much acclaimed "Brothers in Music." "Another Planet" marked her debut as a feature filmmaker and made her the first Black woman to produce a feature in Canada. More info: www.christenebrowne.com
MITP JA was founded by Jamaican -Canadian award-winning independent producer and interactive artist Bobie Taffe in an effort to promote Caribbean Cinema and Filmmakers to local Jamaican communities and visiting tourists. The initial offering of a Free Community Film Festival has been expanded to include the Cocktail Cinema series, a writer's retreat, and Cocoa Basket, an educational content distribution and exhibition program. More info: www.facebook.com/mitpja/