Emerging Lens Film Festival Opening Night

Event details next to a photo of a young man.

Emerging Lens Film Festival Opening Night

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: In-person event at the Museum
Language: Presented in English
Cost: FREE

Once again, the Museum is thrilled to host the opening night of the Emerging Lens Film Festival. The festival's mandate is to educate, empower and inspire by honouring the influence of African Canadian and other cultural filmmakers and to bring recognition to their work. This year's opening kicks off with a special screening of the feature film Brother written and directed by Clement Virgo RUDE, The Wire, Billions, and Monster from Ryan Murphy).

Propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto’s early hip hop scene, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. Exploring themes of masculinity, identity and family, a mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of the brothers' lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of a community, and the irrepressible power of music.

To attend the event, please register here >