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For Viola // Free Screening: Patty vs. Party

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For Viola // Free Screening: Patty vs. Party

Black joy is the animating vibe of Patty vs. Party, a celebration of Caribbean diaspora communities that pairs works by Jamaican-Canadian director Chris Strikes (Becoming a Queen) and British-Grenadian-Trinidadian master Steve McQueen (12 Years a SlaveWidows).

Shooting, respectively, in Toronto and London, each filmmaker revisits the 1980s, recalling an era where vibrant West Indian enclaves were routinely subject to heavy-handed intervention by racist authorities. But whether in Kensington ... view more »