Reelworld Staff Take Over All Four 

Channels on September 29 and 30

In anticipation of the upcoming Reelworld Film Festival this October, Hollywood Suite has announced a broadcast partnership that will see Reelworld staff members curate a takeover of the four Hollywood Suite channels on September 29 and September 30. This broadcast event marks the second programming partnership between Hollywood Suite and Reelworld following last year’s Reelworld 20th Anniversary Retrospective, and will showcase a selection of films that feature a wide range of themes and voices both in front of and behind the camera.  

“We are excited to launch our second partnership with Reelworld to amplify diverse voices in film and look forward to audiences discovering their curated selections,” said Julie Kumaria, Senior Vice-President Marketing & Content Distribution, Hollywood Suite.  

“Championing diverse Canadian voices is a pillar of the work we do at Reelworld. We are thrilled to be able to express our voices and different perspectives through this curation of films selected from the vast library that Hollywood Suite has to offer,” said Pahull Bains, Outreach and Marketing Manager, Reelworld Screen Institute.

This year, viewers can enjoy films selected by Bains and fellow Reelworld guest programmers Alison Cosgrove, Communications Director; Safia Abdigir, Industry Programming Manager; and Hannah Yohannes, Program Manager. Each guest programmer will also be featured with a blog post detailing their unique selections. 

Founded by Tonya Williams in 2001, Reelworld Screen Institute is a non-­profit arts organization championing and giving opportunity to Canadian media artists who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian and People of Colour. This year’s Reelworld Film Festival runs from October 20 to 27. All-Access digital passes for the online portion of the festival can be purchased here

The full lineup of Reelworld curated selections includes:

September 29, 2021

Safia Abdigir’s selections:

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Buck & The Preacher

Hannah Yohannes’s selections:

Do the Right Thing (1989)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Glory (1989)

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:
Double Happiness (1994)

Pahull Bains’s selections: 

The Lunchbox (2013)
The Big Sick
In the Mood for Love

September 30, 2021

Hannah Yohannes’s selection:

Rocky (1976)

Pahull Bains’s selection:

Withnail and I (1987)

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:
A Rage In Harlem (1991)

Thelma and Louise (1991)

Safia Abdigir’s selections:
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Children of Men
Only Lovers Left Alive


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