2018 / 122 min. /
Director: Roberto Minervini
Cast: Judy Hill, Dorothy Hill, Michael Nelson

Black Gold: WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE + Q&A w/ Judy Hill

Join BLACK GOLD Sunday, January 26th for a special screening of Roberto Minervini’s WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE, featuring a Skype Q&A with Judy Hill!

This will be the first theatrical screening of Minervini’s film in Toronto and our intention with this screening is to centre black healing. We hope to foster a space where members of the black community can actively engage in a generative discussion and critique of the film, an irrevocably important element to sharing this film that was strikingly absent from much festival programming.

Please note, this event is free to attend for members of the black community – message Black Gold for details.

“Italian-born, American South–based filmmaker Roberto Minervini’s follow-up to his Texas Trilogy is a portrait of African-Americans in New Orleans struggling to maintain their unique cultural identity and to find social justice. Shot in very sharp black and white, the film is focused on Judy, trying to keep her family afloat and save her bar before it’s snapped up by speculators; Ronaldo and Titus, two brothers growing up surrounded by violence and with a father in jail; Kevin, trying to keep the glorious local traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians alive; and the local Black Panthers, trying to stand up against a new, deadly wave of racism. This is a passionately urgent and strangely lyrical film experience.”

– Film at Lincoln Center

Black Gold is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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:


Sunday, Jan 26 - 4:00pm