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A Winter Tale (2007)

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Shots ring out one winter night, and a bullet meant for a local dealer kills a child. In the aftermath of shock, Gene, a 40 something social worker starts a Black men's support group, at the local Caribbean Takeaway Restaurant.

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Gene Wright
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Miss G
Michael Miller ...
DX
Dennis Hall ...
Professa
P. Barrington ...
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R.O. Glasgow ...
Lloyd Parker
Sabio Emerencia Collins ...
Andrew
Onyekachi Ejim ...
Sam (as Lucky Ejim)
Peter Bailey ...
Ian
Ryan Ishmael ...
Sibeka
Mike G. Yohannes ...
Mickey
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Elaine
Finlandia Casellas ...
Rain
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Julie Azzopardi
Shakura S'Aida ...
Charmaine
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In Frances-Anne Solomon's elegiac "A Winter Tale", six Black men, all patrons at Miss G's Caribbean TakeAway Restaurant, form an ill-fated support group in an attempt to salvage their broken spirits and besieged community, following the local shooting death of a young child. A Winter Tale is set against the backdrop of a multicultural community's unrealized hopes and dreams. Bitter and tragic, funny and hopeful, the film tells a uniquely Canadian story that features Toronto as a central character Written by Frances-Anne Solomon

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The bullet that shattered a community.

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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I can relate to this movie
10 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My response to this movie was it was great. The reason why I say this is because I can relate to these things that happened in the movie from my own experience growing up in a troubled neighborhood. I myself grew up in TCHC neighborhood so I see these things taking place on a regular basis, people getting shot, drugs being sold, police come in and harassing innocent people and friends getting killed over nonsense.

Therefore we need more community support and more community organizations to help out in these troubled neighborhoods, so that our young men and women can have a future and move forward in life to accomplish their goals and dreams.

The reason why I thought the movie was great was because it showed the struggle that we face on a daily basis, growing up and living in a troubled neighborhood. It also had a community leader that was trying to make a difference by having community group meetings once or twice a week, having people come out and participate in making a change in the community.


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