The Screening Room
• 120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON
Doors Open: 9:15AM
| Show Starts: 10:00AM
| All Ages
Tickets may still be available at the event, other ticket outlets, or the box office.
Event type: All Ages
Noted as one of Canada’s most exciting filmmakers since his 1995 feature debut Rude, Clement Virgo is at the height of his powers as both a storyteller and a visual stylist with this adaptation of David Chariandy’s award-winning novel. BROTHER tells the story of two Jamaican Canadian brothers growing up in Scarborough in the early 1990s. Lamar Johnson stars as Michael, a shy teen who reveres his older brother and fiercest protector Francis (Aaron Pierre), a young man whose tough, stoic manner masks his own vulnerabilities. Though their mother Ruth (Marsha Stephanie Blake) tries to shield her boys from the dangers looming outside the family’s apartment, their fates are inevitably affected by the harsh reality that surrounds them. While Virgo’s film vividly captures the many struggles and sorrows in Chariandy’s story, his thoughtful, compassionate direction and masterful handling of the source material means the notes of hope and healing are just as resonant.
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March 2, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Cutoff is Saturday, March 4, 2023 9:14 am EST unless it sells out earlier.