1988 / 86 min. / R
Director: Cauleen Smith
Cast: Toby Smith, April Barnett, Will Power

Black Gold: DRYLONGSO (16mm) + Skype Q&A w/ Cauleen Smith

Post-screening Skype discussion with filmmaker Cauleen Smith!

“The remarkable debut feature from multimedia artist Cauleen Smith is a black feminist murder mystery-buddy movie-romance in which a young Oakland photographer sets out to document what she believes to be “America’s most endangered species”: the African-American male. A triumph of DIY vision, the long-unavailable, newly restored Drylongso (meaning “ordinary” or “the same old thing”), presents a nuanced reading of gender and friendship within black communities.”
– BAM Cinematek

Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

Please note, advance tickets for all BLACK GOLD screenings are FREE for black community members. Message us for details!

Black Gold wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting Black Gold and The Royal Cinema. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.

Accessibility:
The Royal Cinema has 5 accessible seating sections. One of these seating areas has space for 2 mobility devices, as well as a small section behind it for guests not in need of accessible seating to join. The other 3 areas are best for single mobility devices, with 2-3 non-accessible seats beside them. If preferable, these sections can be reserved ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0.

Please note that The Royal Cinema does not have accessible washrooms; the 2 on-site washrooms are (non-code) gender-neutral, signed indicative of urinal and stall numbers, and located at the top of 2 half flights of stairs.

Regretfully, the cinema doors (both external and internal) are manual.

If you have any questions about accommodations, please do not hesitate to reach out to either BLACK GOLD or The Royal Cinema – Toronto.

Upcoming Screenings:


Saturday, Feb 29 - 5:00pm