Frances-Anne Solomon’s acclaimed award-winning film will open to cinema goers this February! The official release launch takes place January 31, 2008 at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto). Cast and crew will be on hand for a special Q&A session and VIP reception.
Set in Toronto‘s Parkdale Community, A Winter Tale tells the emotional story of a black men’s support group that begins to meet at a Caribbean takeaway restaurant, after a ten-year-old boy is killed by a stray bullet. It features a talented ensemble cast led by Canadian stars Peter Williams and Michael Miller and Caribbean icons Leonie Forbes and Dennis "Sprangalang" Hall.
Regan Macaulay and Kevin Risk were both involved with the film. Regan was the Associate Producer and Kevin did some post-production sound work.
Caribbean Tales has been busy working with teachers and communities to set up "Talk it Out" events (supported by Telefilm Canada and sponsored by TD Bank) used as a tool for discussion and exchange on issues of youth violence and gun culture.
A Winter Tale will also open to audiences in Montreal this March, and across the Caribbean (Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua and St. Lucia) later this spring.
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Screening Dates for A Winter Tale and "Talk it Out" in Toronto:
January 31 – Launch of A Winter Tale, 6pm at the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, On.
February 6 – A Winter Tale/Talk it Out at the Eglinton Town Centre, 1901 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough, On.
February 13-26 – A Winter Tale release at the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, On.
February 11 – A Winter Tale at Richmond Hill‘s "The Reel Thing", 110 Shirley Dr., Richmond Hill, On.
February 21 – A Winter Tale/Talk it Out at the Nat Taylor Cinema, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, On.
Out of Town Screening Dates for A Winter Tale and "Talk it Out":
January 30 – A Winter Tale at the Rialto Cinema Landmark, Courtenay, BC
February 2 – A Winter Tale/Talk it Out at Arte Preta: Edmonton Black Film and Art, Edmonton, AB
February 6 – A Winter Tale at the Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
February 10 – A Winter Tale at the Acadia Cinema 3, Wolfville, NFLD
February 23-25 – A Winter Tale at the Best of the New York African Diaspora Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music
March 26-30 – A Winter Tale Montreal Screenings at La Grande Bibliotheque, MTL
April 9 – A Winter Tale‘s Caribbean Theatrical Release in Kingston, Jamaica
May/June/July – A Winter Tale’s Caribbean release continues in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, and St. Lucia