The Green Line's Black Film in Toronto screening and community event
The Green Line is excited to host this free in-person film screening, expert panel discussion, and community gathering at OBJX Studio (100 Symes Rd., Toronto) on Feb. 23, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Our aim is to bring together Black filmmakers and other creatives in the city to discuss systemic barriers they're facing and develop community-driven solutions.
We're excited to announce that we'll have two highly accomplished filmmakers joining us for the panel discussion:
Dawn Wilkinson is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A trailblazer, Dawn was the first Black-Canadian woman to break into dramatic series directing in Canadian Television. Her short experimental film Dandelions, iconic in black Canadian filmmaking, has screened at over 200 film festivals internationally and is often taught as course curriculum at schools across North America. Most recently, Dawn was the executive producing director for Step Up Season 3 for Lionsgate and Starz, and also directed the BET+ Original film Block Party. She's an alumnae of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre and the University of Toronto.
Anthony Q. Farrell is an award-winning writer, producer and director based in Toronto. He's written for The Office and The Thundermans, and has presided as executive story editor for Little Mosque on the Prairie. In addition, he's produced and performed in various stand-up and sketch comedies. Anthony is also the creator of original sitcoms Shelves, Overlord and the Underwoods, and Secret Life of Boys. He was honoured as Showrunner of the Year at the Writers Guild of Canada Awards in 2022, after receiving the same title from Playback in 2021.
This event is part of The Green Line's "Action Journey," our unique editorial model that encourages Torontonians to take action on issues they care about in their neighbourhoods and communities. We warmly welcome everyone to participate and share their solutions.
Join us for an evening of community-building, insightful discussion, and screenings of movies by Black-Canadian filmmakers. We can't wait to see you there!
Be sure to RSVP before the event sells out: https://thegreenline.to/issue/toronto-black-film/#part_three_event