Black Dynamite set to open Toronto After Dark


Black Dynamite has been officially announced as the opening gala film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Directed by Scott Sanders the film stars Michael Jai White and is shot in the style of a blaxploitation film of the 1970’s. Inspired mostly by such films as Shaft, Dolemite and Superfly it was a Sundance sensation immediately picking up distribution from Sony Pcitures at a cost of two million dollars.

Set in the 1970s, the film tells the story of Black Dynamite. The action legend attempts to take down his arch nemesis “The Man,” who is responsible for the murder of his brother and for getting kids in local orphanages addicted to heroin and malt liquor. Black Dynamite is the one person who will fight from the city streets to “Honky House” in order to get justice for the oppressed.


Official Site: Black Dynamite

Here is the complete schedule for this year’s film fest.

Friday, Aug. 14
7:00pm Black Dynamite (Opening Night Gala)

Saturday, Aug. 15
3:00pm The Dark Hour
5:30pm Franklyn
8:15pm Black Bloor
11:30pm Embodiment of Evil (Listen to our interview with director Jose Mojica Marins)

Sunday, Aug. 16
1:30pm Shorts After Dark (International Short Film Showcase)
3:45pm The Warlords
6:45pm Dead Snow (Zombies Half Price!)
9:30pm The Revenant (Zombies Half Price!)

Monday, Aug. 17
7:00pm Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl
9:30pm Strigoi

Tuesday, Aug. 18
7:00pm The Children (listen to Podcast #140 for a full review)
9:30pm Someone’s Knocking At The Door


Wednesday, Aug. 19
7:00pm Must Love Death
9:45pm Rough Cut

Thursday, Aug. 20
7:00pm The Forbidden Door
9:45pm Trick ‘R’ Treat

Friday, Aug. 21
7:00pm Grace (Closing Night Gala)

Official Site: Toronto After Dark

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