What would a pop song be without the riffs, refrains, and harmonies of its backup vocalists? Although these singers are usually relegated to the margins, and few, if any, become household names, their work has defined countless songs that remain in our hearts and collective consciousness. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists.
Join us 16th June, 9pm at la Place de la Paix ! It’s Free
One of the 5 young filmmakers of our project “Being Black in Montreal” in 2014, Caesey Shakes, has since been working on a webserie: Tia aide-moi! Caesey wrote this webserie about black women, a subject she loves. The Fabienne Colas Foundation is really proud and invites you to watch its teaser and its website.
Congratulations to our president and Founder Fabienne Colas who was awarded a Medal from Quebec’s National Assembly on Monday February 23, alongside two other members of Montreal’s black community Noel Alexander and Benoit Songa – recognizing their contribution to Quebec society. They were all recognized for their leadership and engagement in the black community and received the meadals from Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion. Read More
Fondu au Noir/Fade to Black, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is proud to present the world premier of the documentary Citizens of Nowhere by directors Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay et Régis Coussot as part of Black History Month. The film brings to light how a quarter million Dominicans of Haitian descent lost their rights, freedom and identity since the Dominican government’s decision to revoke their citizenship. The event will take place on February 28, 2015 at 8PM at Concordia University – Hall Building, room H110 (1455 De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal – Guy-Concordia Metro), General Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
After three years of research and over three months filming on location, Nicolas Alexandre Tremblay and Régis Coussot paint an accurate portrait of the current situation for these Haitian migrants on Dominican soil. Narrated by Haitian poet and playwright Jean-Claude Martineau, the film takes us to the heart of this human tragedy.
The Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal, will be in TORONTO from February 10 to 15, 2015 at the 3rd annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by Global News.
We are happy to support our sister festival (both created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation) and can’t wait to meet Torontonians and filmmakers from around the world, for what will be the greatest celebration of Black History Month through films. For the complete program and to secure your tickets, visit www.torontoblackfilm.com
Congratulations to Viola Davis for winning the favorite actress award in a new series at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.
Viola Davis is currently the heroine of the new ABC series “How to get away with a murder” . She played Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.
The producer is Shonda Rhimes who also produced Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal.
Viola is also nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal and created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, was a big success! It’s thanks to our filmmakers, festivalgoers, volunteers, partners, the press.
The whole team wants to THANK YOU!
The 11th edition will he held from September 29 to October 4th, 2015