Netflix’s ‘The Starling’ Will Premiere at TIFF 2021

The new drama comes from director Theodore Melfi and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Kline, Daveed Diggs, Timothy Olyphant, and Chris O’Dowd. Netflix has just released new first look images and the synopsis for the upcoming film, as well as the fact that it will premiere at TIFF this year. TIFF 2021 will run from September 9-18.

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A Conversation with Toronto Black Film Festival Creator Fabienne Colas

On January 19, the ninth annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, announced the official online program and events lineup running February 10-21, 2021. Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF returned for an impactful ninth edition, which amplifies more black voices through a record number of 154 films from 25 countries and various special events. 

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NOC Exclusive: NBC Shares ‘Nurses’ Season One Clip Ahead of Episode Eight

Ahead of NBC’s Nurses season one episode eight premiere, NOC gained an exclusive clip featuring past guest Jordan Johnson-Hinds ( who plays “Keon Colby”) and Sandy Sidhu ( who plays “Nazneen Khan”).

Airing Tuesdays on NBC at 10-11pm ET, Nurses, filmed and set in Toronto, follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves. The 10-episode series stars Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale), Natasha Calis (The Posession), Jordan Johnson-Hinds (Blindspot), Sandy Sidhu (Home Before Dark) and Donald MacLean Jr. (Workin’ Moms)

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NOC Interview: ‘Nurses’ Star Jordan Johnson-Hinds Talks New Show and More

Nurses, filmed and set in Toronto, follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves.

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TIFF Review: The Birth of a Nation

by Joelle Monique

In watching The Birth of a Nation I was a little destroyed. There’s so much to unpack. Nat Turner is a legendary figure in the Black community — a former slave who removed his own shackles. It’s a story I’ve wanted to see on screen for a long time. The reviews out of Sundance were huge. Then, news of Nate Parker rape charges and acquittal broke. I debated a long time about whether or not to cover the story when I came to TIFF. Eventually, I decided that a film this prominent and this culturally invested couldn’t be ignored. I have mixed feelings about what I saw. I’m going to take it slow.

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