New wave of black films crests at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

MSR News Online/MSR News Online (top, l-r) “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Harriet,” and “Atlantics;”
(bottom, l-r) “Clemency,” “Waves,” and “Just Mercy” are coming to a theater near you.

Nearly 500,000 film lovers flocked to the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), screening hundreds of films from all over the world. Artistry and diversity, the hallmarks of TIFF, were on full display.

Black artists, filmmakers, and films were a key part of the mix. Big budget movies, small indie films, documentaries, and shorts filled out the innovative programming.

Arrow through below for a sneak peek of the best of the best and the most noteworthy below.

About Dwight Brown

Dwight Brown is a film critic and travel writer. As a film critic, he regularly attends international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and the American Black Film Festival. Read more movie reviews by Brown at

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