Winnie Mandela

Game Changers

At key moments in history, remarkable individuals find the courage to reinvent the world as we know it. Whether it’s a great artist forging a bold new aesthetic or a determined activist unsettling the status quo, we all grow stronger when talented people dare to be different.

Black History Month Edition

This February, we pay tribute to Black cultural visionaries and innovators who inspire us to push ahead at a time of political uncertainty and profound social change.

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 PM

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  • France, South Africa
  • 98
  • STC
  • Pascale Lamche
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Faced with the extraordinary challenges of a nation under violent transition, and those of a woman in a critical political role, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was unflinching in her pursuit of progress and rights for the people of South Africa—but she remains controversial to this day.

Saturday, February 17, 12:45 PM

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Journey to Justice & Sisters in the Struggle

  • 106
  • STC
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Screened back-to-back, these two essential NFB shorts follow unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights and against discrimination right here at home.  

Sunday, February 18, 8:15 PM



  • UK, USA
  • 144
  • STC
  • Kevin McDonald
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Reggae legend Bob Marley is remembered on a personal level through affectionate first-hand accounts as a father, lover, revolutionary and passionate musician.

Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 PM

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  • USA
  • 114
  • STC
  • Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack
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Discover the incomparable Maya Angelou with this unforgettable journey through her life as it intersects with some of the most profound moments in American civil rights history.

Sunday, February 25, 3:45 PM

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

  • USA
  • 94
  • STC
  • Tamra Davis
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Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot more than 20 years ago, this film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of art-world wunderkind Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Past Screenings

Imagine John Lennon
Nothing gives you a better or more intimate impression of the real John Lennon than this acclaimed 1988 documentary.

He Named Me Malala The miraculous story and inspiring journey of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Noble Prize Laureate.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
In her career as an artist for four decades and counting, Marina Abramovic has made groundbreaking and controversial work that pushes the boundaries of what we call art.

The World of Buckminster Fuller
An innovator committed to improving the world through technology and design, Buckminster Fuller was one of the foremost geniuses of his time.

Eames: The Architect and Painter A husband-and-wife design team unlike anything the world had ever seen, Charles and Ray Eames made monumental contributions to various fields of innovation, from modern architecture, to fine art and more.

Free Angela and all the Political Prisoners In 1970, activist Angela Davis found herself on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for her affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers. Unwavering in her reaction to controversy, the outspoken Davis fought for freedom and civil rights without compromise.