FILM SCREENING: Black History Month: Black Soul, MacPherson & Oscar | Riverbrink
RiverBrink’s Black History Month Film Series includes three films - Black Soul by Martine Chartrand; MacPherson by Martine Chartrans; and Oscar by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre.
BLACK SOUL - Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage.
MACPHERSON- This animated film by Martine Chartrand recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend.
OSCAR - Brilliantly mixing animated sequences and archival footage, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre paints a touching portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson at the twilight of an exceptional career, as he wistfully meditates on the price of fame and the impacts of the artist’s life on family life.
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