Toronto Theatrical Premiere of the multi-award-winning documentary WHEN THEY AWAKE with a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker P.J. Marcellino and special live performance by Juno-nominated artist Iskwe
WHEN THEY AWAKE is a vibrant celebration of a remarkable generation of Indigenous musicians in North America, at a watershed moment of social, cultural, and political resurgence.
Picking up the story where ‘Rumble’ left it, and featuring everyone from Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq to EDM outfit A Tribe Called Red, from legendary songstress Buffy Sainte-Marie to northern Folk star Leela Gilday, and from Iskwe to Nunavut’s The Jerry Cans, When They Awake is an empowering sonic engine about a music renaissance happening before our eyes.
We are inspired by the prescient words of Métis leader Louis Riel, who bestowed this film with its title: ‘My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists that give them their spirit back.’ Over a century after he uttered these, we witness the awakening — and it’s nothing short of a revolution.
Covering every genre, from Hip Hop to Rock to Electro Pop to EDM to Country and beyond, this empowered, outspoken, woke generation of musicians is fiercely channeling the darkness of the colonial past, and the resilience of their ancestors, into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. This powerful kaleidoscope of voices is a remarkable snapshot of a burgeoning music scene.
You won’t see the revolution — but you’ll hear it loud and clear!
Official site and trailer: www.WhenTheyAwake.com
Opening Film: CBC Short Doc ‘Twilight Dancers’ by Paola Marino and Theola Ross.
Presented by Northwest Territories Film Commission, Raindance Toronto and Canadian North.
Special live performance by Iskwé presented by Long & McQuade and MacKenzie Rest Inn.
PRIVATE PREMIERE PARTY
Thursday, October 19th
Doors open at 8pm
All Proceeds go to CAMH & Renascent House
Join the Cast & Crew of Hypostasis
Starring Rich Clune of the Toronto Maple Leafs & Marlies
~ Hosted by Lux Media Group, Jake & Tom from Babsocks, and producers Rich Clune & Cameron Murton (Projectionist and Creative Director of the Regent Theatre).
Come walk the red carpet with us for a night of cocktails, installation art, live music and of course the film as we celebrate all the hard work that brought a dream to the big screen… The Event will take place in the auditorium and around the underbelly of the ancient Regent Theatre on Mount Pleasant Road in Midtown Toronto.
Following the screening, there will be Q&A with Rich & Cam, and Meridian will present a giant check to the beneficiaries.
For more information on the film check out hypostasisfilm.com
Simon Rakoff, hosting the first ever Jews on the Roof, August 14th 2016
Ongoing Special Events at The Regent Theatre Toronto
BEAVER & BACON
From the same people that brought you Jews on the Roof.
Less kosher, with more syrup.
For more information visit the Beaver & Bacon Comedy Festival website here.
JEWS ON THE ROOF
Certified Kosher Comedy Festival
Upcoming Events in January 2017
From comedian/producer Ronen Gelsler comes the successful live-comedy event-series Jews on the Roof. For more information visit the Jewish Comedy Festival website
For more information visit the Jewish Comedy Festival website here.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Film begins at 8.30 p.m.
The Other Side of the Hero takes us into that world of the first responder we rarely see: life out of uniform. Actor Enrico Colantoni, who played Sgt Greg Parker for five years on the international hit series Flashpoint, is our guide on this journey.
The film features first responders from across Canada and New York, as well as several actors who play first responders on television.
In the documentary, we get to know first responders through their families, their spouses, their co-workers, and themselves; people who have experienced the flip-side of what can happen when a hero discovers that they are not emotionally immune to all that they deal with during their shifts.
Documentary By Edwin Gailits
Friday, April 21st
Follows the passionate story of two young salsa dancers from Montreal, in love with dancing and each other, over three ambitious years, as they set their sights on winning a World Salsa Championship.
A presentation for NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY
By Parks Canada
Wednesday, April 19th
For more information visit National Canadian Film Day website here.
THE GREAT DETROIT
Documentary by Anthony Brogdon
Tuesday, April 25th
Q & A with Anthony Brogdon after the show