Celebrate National Canadian Film Day!

Breakaway Film Screening and Vinay Virmani Arts Walk of Fame Induction

April 17 | 6:30 PM
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
50 Great Lakes Dr, Brampton, ON L6R 2K7

Join us on April 17 for the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame Induction of Vinay Virmani at 6:30 PM, followed by a free screening of Breakaway at 7:00 PM. A Q&A session with the cast and crew, hosted by filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, will immediately follow. This screening is hosted in partnership with National Canadian Film Day.

Schedule

6:30 PM: Welcome and Induction of Vinay Virmani into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame
7:00 PM: Free screening of Breakaway
8:45 PM: Q & A with cast and crew

Tickets are free but required.

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Vinay Virmani is a dynamic, award-winning filmmaker hailing from Brampton. With a diverse portfolio spanning acting, producing, and writing, Vinay has solidified himself as a multifaceted and dedicated creative and producer. His belief in diverse storytelling, equity, and inclusion for the future of film drives his professional endeavours. This passion led him to found First Take Entertainment, through which Virmani aims to connect global audiences with captivating narratives that transcend cultural barriers. Vinay also serves as Partner and Chief Content Officer at Uninterrupted Canada, the first global expansion of Lebron James and Maverick Carter's athlete empowerment platform, which aims to empower athletes and filmmakers across the country.

Visit Brampton's Arts Walk of Fame for more information.

Breakaway

Robert Lieberman
Canada | 2011 | 101m | English

Rajveer Singh (Virmani) is struggling to balance the wishes of his traditional Sikh family and his own true passion for hockey. Raj and his friends play only for fun, held back by the prejudice and mockery of other teams as their turban-clad crew steps onto the ice.

Enter Coach Dan Winters (Lowe) and soon the Speedy Singhs are competing in a real tournament, while Raj is falling in love with the coach's beautiful sister, Melissa (Belle).

A cross-cultural story of self-discovery, Breakaway is a heartwarming, action-filled comedy, bringing a dash of Bollywood to Canada's favourite sport. With a hilarious supporting cast including comedian Russell Peters, and a special appearance from Drake, Breakaway will have you cheering for its unlikely heroes.

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Q&A Guests

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter known for her 2020 two-part short film 'Black Bodies,' which won the Changemaker Award at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards in 2021. In May 2022, Fyffe-Marshall was selected by Director David Cronenberg as the recipient of the "pay-it-forward" grant from his Clyde Gilmour Award package and received $50,000 in post-production services on her feature film 'When Morning Comes', which premiered in the Discovery program at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Later that year, Fyffe-Marshall's Canadian-Jamaican drama 'When Morning Comes' was short-listed for the prestigious Jean-Marc Vallee DGC Discovery Award.

She has also directed several short films including 'Haven' (2018), 'Black Bodies' (2020), 'Trap City' (2020), and 'OMI' (2022) and is also the co-founder of the production company Sunflower Studios. Fyffe-Marshal also continues to work in television, more recently directing episodes for 'Pretty Hard Cases', 'Bria Mack Gets a Life', Robyn Hood', and 'Children Ruin Everything'.

Rup Magon

Rupinder "Rup" Singh Magon is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor born and raised in Montreal. He is a co-lead singer of Josh, a South Asian fusion band. Rup has always had a passion for music and the arts, with a strong belief that he would make a career for himself singing South Asian Fusion music. To date Josh have sold over four million albums worldwide and have worked on various other projects, including a remix of Grammy winner Nelly Furtado's singles, 'Promiscuous Girl' and 'Maneater.'

Rup has also worked in movies and TV. Rup officially began his acting career in the 2011 Canadian comedy 'Breakaway' where he played the principle role of Jassi Singh. Rup continues to act recently starring in CBC GEM's 'Decoys.' He has also produced two seasons of the live performance-based musical 'Mosaic Soundz' and the cooking show 'Out in the Open with Rup Magon,' which has 20 million views.

Parminder Singh

An alumnus of Harvard University, University of Toronto, and Windsor University School of Medicine, Dr. Parminder Singh is a health care professional, broadcaster and actor. He is the founding host and voice of the Punjabi-language broadcasts of Hockey Night in Canada and the NBA, bringing the Maple Leafs and Raptors to new audiences in their own language. Passionate about diverse representation behind the mic and on screen, Dr. Singh made his acting debut in Breakaway, where he provides the play-by-play voice of the Speedy Singhs. Since then, he has contributed in various capacities to numerous short features.

Brampton Film Screening and Networking Night

April 18 | 7 pm

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with a showcase of Brampton films and videos!

Join us for our third Brampton Film Screening and Networking night. You'll enjoy finished and in-progress works by Brampton creatives and connect with your peers also looking to grow the local film, video, video arts scene. Brampton Arts Organization is proud to present a diverse line up of 14 films. Below you will find the details of the selected films to be screened.

We will be joined by special guests from BIPOC TV & Film, Reel Asian, as well as BAO Ambassadors David Phillips and others.

Following the screening, join us at Montana's to network and socialize with each other and our special guests.

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