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MY NAME IS MYEISHA

  • The Royal Cinema 608 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4 Canada (map)

82 MINUTES | 2018 | USA | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE

The award-winning Slamdance hit My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American citizens) and adapted from the internationally acclaimed play, Dreamscape. At the moment of Myeisha's death at the hands of police, she guides us inside her mind and muses over the life she will be leaving behind, told through hip-hop, spoken word poetry, and dance.

Content Warning: police brutality, gun violence.

Director: Gus Krieger
Producers: Paulette Brown-Hinds, Joshua Bunting, Robert Dehn, Michael Glassman, Rickerby Hinds, Scott Hyman, Gus Krieger, Carl W. Lucas
Cinematographer: Jeff Moriarty
Editor: Matthew Herrier
Cast: Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant

Website: mynameismyeisha.com
Facebook: @mynameismyeisha
Twitter: @mynameismyeisha

"It’s safe to say that you will not see another movie like My Name Is Myeisha." - TheRoot.com

SCREENS WITH:

TRAFFIC STOP - Dir. Kate Davis / USA / 2017 / 30 min
Traffic Stop tells the story of Breaion King, a 26 year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas who is stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalates into a dramatic arrest.

Content Warning: police brutality.


COMMUNITY PARTNER

15% of ticket sales from this screening will be donated to charity.