Montreal’s Black Film Festival kicks off with its 14th edition this Tuesday September 25th.

The Fest opens with Jamie Jones’ Obey, a love story amid burgeoning social unrest (Sept 25, 19:00, Imperial Cinema), while fresh out of Tribeca Film Festival, Hagar Ben-Asher’s Dead Women Walking, a fictional account about a group of women on death row in their final moments, will be on for closing duty (Sept 30, 19:00, Cinéma Impérial).

The film selection – with 72 films from 25 countries –  includes documentaries covering the exploits of black pioneers comprise of Olivier Sarrazin’s Bessie Coleman, première Aviatrice Noire, about the the first Afro-American woman to hold an international pilot license (it is shown in French with EST, Sept 30, 15:00 Cinémathèque Québécoise) and Isabelle Bros.’s Buffalo Soldiers ventures into the brothers (and sisters) in Arms output that helped shape uncle Sam’s frontiers (Sept 28, 2018, 19:00, Cinémathèque Québécoise).

There’s kids and their accompanying grown ups stuff with three Animated features: Lyana (Sept 30, 17:00, Cinéma du Parc), Minga et la Cuillère Cassée (French with english subtitles, Sept 30, 13:00, Cinéma du Parc) and Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (Sept 30, 15:00, Cinéma du Parc).

Spike Lee  will pay us his annual visit at Beautiful Imperial for an evening entitled, AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH SPIKE LEE (Sept 26, 2018, 20:00), plus you wouldn’t miss the market, the panels with guest directors and other various events and more and more…

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