1973 / 85 min. /
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Cast: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall

Black Gold: TOUKI BOUKI (4K restoration!)

BLACK GOLD is back at it again! Celebrating the best of black screen icons from then ’til now, Black Gold invites you to join us Friday, May 18th for a beautiful 4K restoration screening of master auteur Djibril Diop Mambéty’s landmark 1973 film, TOUKI BOUKI!

“With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative Touki Bouki is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made.”
— Criterion

4K restoration made possible by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project.


There will be prizes!

Generously sponsored by The BeguilingBoosie Fade, and Eyesore Cinema!

We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre which you can reserve ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.

Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.

Black Gold wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee 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 people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.

Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled