Special Events

Brown Girl Begins

movie poster for Brown Girl Begins film

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$30.00
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$35.00

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Special Events

Brown Girl Begins

Saturday February 24, 2018

Screening: Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Reception: Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join us for the gala premiere of Brown Girl Begins, director Sharon Lewis' Afrofuturist feature debut, and a prequel to Nalo Hopkinson's award-winning novel Brown Girl in the Ring.

Celebrate Black Future Month with director, Sharon Lewis, author Nalo Hopkinson and stars of the film, Brown Girl Begins. Join them at a gala reception with performances by musicians featured in the film, including legendary calypsonian David Rudder, blues dynamo Shakura S’Aida and opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman. A hosted Q & A will follow the 6 pm screening.

Tickets include admission to either 6 pm or 9 pm screening in Jackman Hall and entry to the reception in Walker Court from 7:30-10 pm. All events happen at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

5:30 pm - Jackman Hall doors open for 6 pm screening

6:00 pm - Screening of Brown Girl Begins in Jackman Hall

7:00 pm - Walker Court doors open for reception

7:30 pm - Red carpet and reception hosted by Nicole Stamp in Walker Court. Cash bar and free snacks available

8:00 pm - Live performances by David Rudder, Shakura S’Aida and Measha Brueggergosman in Walker Court

8:45 pm - Jackman Hall doors open for 9 pm screening; Reception continues in Walker Court with book signing by Nalo Hopkinson and photo-ops  with the cast of Brown Girl Begins

9:00 pm - Screening of Brown Girl Begins in Jackman Hall

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