September 18th Imagine cinema 80 Front St East 5-10pm tickets can be purchased here online by clicking the film being showcased
Commffest 2022 combines local and international artists with film music and dance celebrating global communities
The opening night Friday September 16th is dedicated to our community with a feature and a short film shot in the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood portraying community life. It Segue’s to local musicians/ performers starring Jazz singer Tracey Gallant and members of the Performing Arts Lodge. Tickets $20.00
Saturday September 17th 12.00pm, Canadian film “Love in the Time of Fentanyl” Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an intimate, observational look beyond the stigma of injection drug users. Tickets $20.00
Saturday 3.30. Showcasing short films from The Island of Antigua & Barbuda. Christal Clashing O'Reilly ‘Yemoja’s Anansi,’ a filmed dance interpretation short story about an Afro-Caribbean water goddess with elements of 3D motion capture effects with an opportunity for audience participation. "Nobody hit me Pickney"
Saturday Sept 17th 8pm. “A Tribute to Blues and Jazz”, a musical storytelling of the evolution of jazz heralding from the US the Caribbean and Canada featuring Jay Douglas with his all-star Band. Tickets $20.00
Singer Jay Douglas’ untold musical history is played out on stage with selections from his ground-breaking new album “Confession”. The album was inspired by his love for Blues and Rhythm & Blues then a new music in post WWII America that was coming out of Memphis and New Orleans.
Alexis Baro takes the audience on a musical journey back in time to the mid 50's and early 60's when new current within jazz emerged in the US called "Hard Bop".
The new music incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues with an emphasis on a heavy backbeat. It was this style of music that inspired the original founders of Kollage Archie Alleyne and Doug Richardson to form this Canadian musical institution.
COMMFFEST honors filmmaker’s artists and community leaders with the prestigious MADA (Making A Difference Award).
Tickets $20.00 or $38.00(pass) St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 27 Front St East Toronto Sept 16 17. Available online at ToLive.
September 18 Features and shorts from 5pm -10pm Imagine Cinema 80 Front St East