TIFF 2020: Akilla’s Escape

When a life shaped by manipulation and violence is all you know, it can be difficult to change patterns as an adult. In Charles Officer's Akilla's Escape, we see one man surrounded by danger determined to live by honor and kindness, regardless of the cost. Akilla (Saul Williams) runs a marijuana grow-op in Toronto. He... Continue Reading →

Atlantics and the Beauty of Lost Love

Mati Diop’s Atlantics (Atlantique) is a tale of loss, eternal love and a vibrant vision of modern African storytelling very much needed to expose filmgoers to new representations of genre film. In the city of Dakar, Ada (Mame Bineta Sane) is betrothed to the rich and worldly Omar (Babacar Sylla) and she’s not happy. She... Continue Reading →

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