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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
indigiFLIX Community Screening Series and the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre present Dinner and a Movie
featuring “Before Tomorrow” by director Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalue
indigiFLIX: FREE Dinner and a Movie Night
Presented by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
December 5th, 2012, 7:00PM
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
439 Dundas Street East, Toronto ON
(Toronto, November 23, 2012) The indigiFLIX Community Screening Series hosts the final community screening of the year on December 5th, 2012 and brings Toronto the feature film “Before Tomorrow,” directed by Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu. Presented by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, indigiFLIX is a free bi-monthly screening event that offers people in Toronto greater access to stunning work made by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada.
“Before Tomorrow” will screen at Toronto Council Fire (439 Dundas St. East) on Wednesday, December 5 at 7PM. In this remarkable debut feature and nine-time Genie-award nominee, two Elders, Ningiuq (Ivalu) and her best friend Kutuujuk (Mary Qulitalik), take Ningiuq’s grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) to a remote island to dry fish after a particularly bountiful catch in the mid-19th century. Isolated, Kutuujuk falls ill, and when no one comes to get them, Ningiuq fears something terrible has happened at home. Stunningly photographed and brilliantly acted, “Before Tomorrow” was one of the top Canadian movies of 2008, contributing to a distinct and completely new cinematic language, one steeped in Indigenous storytelling techniques that generates a tangible feeling of history come alive.
Stay tuned for the 2013 indigiFLIX Community Screening Series calendar!
For further information go to www.imagineNATIVE.org
The indigiFLIX Community Screening Series, presented by imagineNATIVE, is hosted in cultural and community centres to reach a broader First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Native audience beyond the annual Festival in Toronto. Films are selected from past imagineNATIVE Festivals in an effort to keep these important films alive and accessible to the Indigenous community. imagineNATIVE is committed to supporting artists through payment of industry-standard artist fees for all works presented.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, imagineNATIVE presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The Festival's programming, cultural & social events, and Industry Series attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.
Sage Paul, Events + Communications Director
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
spaul@imagineNATIVE.org, t: 416 585 2333