TORONTO, ON – In celebration of LGBT History Month, Canada’s Black Market Releasing (BMR) officially launches with a screening of award-winning filmmaker Sharon Lewis’ Queer film “With Wonder” The soul-searching feature documentary will be followed by a talk back with the Cast & Crew at the Carlton Cinemas. BMR will formally announce the screening dates for the Canadian Screening Tour of “With Wonder” happening until 2023 in Cineplex Cinemas across Canada. The evening will be hosted by Canadian dancer and choreographer best known for his regular appearances on the reality television series Canada’s Drag Race. Hollywood Jade. The screening will be followed by a Q&A moderated by award-winning storyteller and LGBT activist Rhoma Spencer; featuring the film’s producer’s Byron Wong of Iron Soul Media, Andreanna Chin and distribution experts Frances-Anne Solomon, Founder of CTMG and Distribution partner, Michael Dob bin of Capitol Media Group.
“With Wonder” is a love letter to God, asking the question, can you be a Christian and Queer. Queer activists from around the world, a Queer/Transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American comedian in LA; rural Queer folks in Jamaica and Black; Asian and South Asian Queer Clerics in London, San Francisco, and New York search for the answer on this journey. Their stories, though sometimes strained, are all connected by their Faith & Lewis’s poignant portrayal of their queerness. “With Wonder” is heartfelt and honest, delving into what for some might be uncomfortable conversations. The QPOC people in the film have come to terms and come out the other side, living their truth with the power of who they are.
“Since its inception the team at Black Market Releasing has stayed focused on its mission to find and release new and authentic stories from the BIPOC community. Entrance and recognition are necessary for BIPOC filmmakers. New films with diverse perspectives need a theatrical home. Simply. They need to be seen. We’ll be on tour across Canada, starting in Toronto, with the feature documentary “With Wonder”. It’s my sincere hope that introducing films like “With Wonder” to audiences everywhere, will lead to a better understanding and acceptance of the BIPOC community and their stories.”
WHAT: BLACK Market Releasing Official Launch with a special screening of of award-winning filmmaker Sharon Lewis’ Queer film “With Wonder”
WHEN: Oct 14, 2022
TIME: 6:30PM EST – Media Reception
7:30PM EST – Screening
LOCATION: Imagine Cinemas Carlton – 20 Carlton Street, Toronto
Black Market Releasing (BMR) is a part of the CaribbeanTales Media Group, founded by award winning Filmmaker and Academy member, Frances-Anne Solomon, and in partnership with Capital Motion Picture Group. BMR is a visionary new company, choosing bold, new, and authentic stories from diverse perspectives, introducing them to audiences around the world. BMR and The With Wonder Tour would not be possible without the support of Telefilm Canada. BMR is recognized by Telefilm as an authorized theatrical distributor in Canada.
Watch the official “With Wonder” trailer https://vimeo.com/686193132