January 26, 2012
In celebration of Black History Month, CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and Clement Virgo are pleased to host a special evening in conversation with iconic actress Pam Grier. For more than 40 years, starting out as cinema’s ‘first female action star’, Grier has been a trailblazer for strong women on-screen. From her early starring roles in hit blaxploitation films Foxy Brown and Coffy, to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, and the acclaimed Showtime series The L Word, she has captivated and engaged audiences with her character portrayals. The evening will explore her inspirations for entering the film business, the choices she has made as an actor, and the challenges she has faced along the way. Grier will also draw on her personal experiences to discuss the impact of being a role model both on and off the screen.
This event will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinemas 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto. It will run from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20.00 (all proceeds will go towards the CFC Diversity Scholarship) and can be purchased in advance through T.O. TIX in person or online at www.totix.ca, or at the venue on the night of the event.
This event is part of TD's Then & Now series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada's prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and international artists. Visit the Then & Now website www.td.com/thenandnow for more information.