*Peace song by Opoku Mensah and his band.*
Ariadne’s Notes: On February 15th, the World Poetry Cafe celebrated Black History Month with two amazing stars, in an upcoming movie called BOOST premiered at the Toronto Black Film Festival.
Nabil Rajo known for Boost (2017), Suits (2011) and Muna (2015).nominated for best actor in a leading role, CSA and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine , award winning actor with many credits . Due to a loud and persistent fire alarm just as we were going on the air, we had to evacuate the radio station. When we were given permission to go back on everyone was calling in for their interviews. Thanks to the technician, Kerry and the gracious guests who called in, we were able to get everyone on the air for a short time. Also, great thanks to guest host Diego Bastianutti who kept calm during all the excitement. Our apologies for the confusion.
Also on the show, Bruno A. Ribeiro with his new book.The Book of All Lovers.
Special thanks to Jen Gorman for her publicity work. The film is confirmed March 2 for release in:
Toronto: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre
Notes on the film BOOST from the Toronto Black Film Festival.
“You might also check out Boost (Thursday February 15, 6:30 pm at Jackman Hall). It’s an interesting spin on the teen-crime thriller, following two Montreal high-schoolers who steal a car for a joyride and wind up running from both the police and the mob.
Writer/director Darren Curtis, a decade after his seriocomic first feature Who Is KK Downey?, freshens up a familiar premise with interesting locations and distinctive characters, and his leads (relative newcomer Nabil Rajo and Degrassi’s Jahmil French) are entirely believable as kids trying to fake their way through a situation they have no idea how to handle. Source: Toronto Black Film Festival.
Nabil Rajo known for Boost (2017), Suits (2011) and Muna in(2015) is nominated for best actor in a leading role, CSA
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America working in the mediums of photography, theatre, film and television.
Feature film acting credits include Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe” where he plays opposite Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, “Boost” from Oscar winning producers Kieran Crilly and Frederic Bohbot, “Blood Diamond” from Oscar winning director Ed Zwick where Ntare plays opposite Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and the indie feature “40,” which Ntare starred in and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Ntare’s film directing credits include “Kuhani,” which won the main prize for Best Achievement in Directing at the International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at Slamdance 2014. “Kuhani” also premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Institute of Contemporary Art London and the Film Society at Lincoln Center to name a few. His feature length documentary “Beware of Time,” won Best film on matters relating to Marginalized People at the Berlin Black International Cinema Festival.