Films

FEATURED FILMS

The Railpath Hero (2013) (formerly, The Arena)

Starring Stephan James (Selma, Race, Shots Fired)

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The Railpath Hero (formerly The Arena) 2013

Director: Laurie Townshend

Produced by Ripplestone Productions and Sofina Media

Synopsis

Under the bright lights of Toronto’s West End Railpath, aspiring hockey star, Damon, tries to bury a painful secret. The Railpath Hero is a gripping portrait of the threads of resilience and hope that hold a young man’s life together in the wake of childhood sexual abuse.

 

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CHARLEY (2016) 

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Award-winning short documentary film celebrating the legacy of civil rights lawyer and freedom fighter, Charles Roach (1933-2012).

Presented by Ryerson University and the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project

 

 

 

The Railpath Hero Productions Stills (photos: Powys Dewhurst)

Director, Laurie Townshend on set with actor, Stephan James

Director, Laurie Townshend on set with actor, Stephan James

 

 

 

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The Railpath Hero (formerly The Arena) shoot. September , 2012 (Day 1)

 

 

Hairstory: a loc doc (2008)

Before Chris Rock’s, Good Hair, filmmaker Laurie Townshend explored the roots of her emotional attachment to her chemically processed hair in Hairstory. This short documentary (official selection of Toronto’s Mpenzi International Film and Video Festival) grants audiences an intimate look inside one woman’s struggle to shed a lifetime of uncertainty and self-doubt and to define beauty once and for all.

A film about hair, politics & beauty

A film about hair, politics & beauty

 

Promotional poster for Mpenzi Black Women’s International Film & Video Festival (2008)

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