Astral Radio presents THE BEAT as part of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Live performances by Martha Redbone, Inez and Red Slam Collective. Saturday Oct. 23 at 9pm at Lee’s Palace.

A celebration and eclectic mix of music and video.
A celebration and eclectic mix of music, and videos from around the world.

CTV Presents

11th Annual
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

ASTRAL RADIO Presents

THE BEAT

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
MARTHA REDBONE
INEZ
RED SLAM COLLECTIVE

MUSIC VIDEOS PRESENTED BY EYE WEEKLY

SATURDAY| OCT. 23 | 9:00pm

LEE’S PALACE – 529 BLOOR ST W

Astral Radio presents The Beat, a celebration and eclectic mix of music and video.

One of the leading voices in contemporary Native American music singer / songwriter Martha Redbone headlines the show. “As heiress to such luminaries as Sly, Phillippe Wynne, and Roberta Flack,Martha looks poised to be Americana’s next superstar.” (Village Voice)  Blessed with a voice that can make you weak in the knees, lift you up and exalt you, mesmerize you, soothe and thrill you, Redbone brings her messages of struggle and redemption over her unique gumbo of soul, rock, funk, blues and traditional Native American music.

Billboard says of Redbone: “It’s a rare treat to encounter an artist so confident in her vision and not susceptible to the narrowcasting ways of Svengali producers or the A & R execs who hire them. In short, Martha Redbone is an artist in the truest sense of the word.”

Supporting act Inez is a Stó:lô singer-songwriter with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canada’s top Indigenous musicians, her blending of traditional Native sounds with a love for contemporary hip-hop and R&B brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world.

Opening the show, Red Slam Collective creates poetic song-stories, expressing a variety of themes with an underlying goal which uplifts, self-identifies and promotes unity through “Spoken Lyricism which Arranges Meaning” (SLAM). This emerging group is comprised of young poets, songwriters, rappers, musicians, composers and vocalists.

Preceding music videos presented by Eye Weekly feature an array of award winning directors.  Marie Clements, Bruce Hall, Augustina Kelly, Laura Milliken, Shane Ghostkeeper, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Michael Corbiere and Bear Witness.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE, BY PHONE AND IN PERSON.

ONLINE TICKETS

www.imagineNATIVE.org

PHONE

416-599-TIFF (8433) and 1-888-599-8433

Open daily from 10am – 10pm

IN PERSON
Festival Box Office
TIFF Bell LIghtbox – Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

Tickets on sale October 4 – 24
Open daily from 10am – 10pm

Bloor Cinema – 506 Bloor Street West
October 20 & 24 only
Opening and closing night tickets on sale at theatre 1 hour before screening (cash only)

Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – 750 Spadina Avenue
October 21 – 24
Box office opens 1 hour before the first screening of the day

Edward Day Gallery – 592 Queen Street West, Suite 200
For Media Mash-up tickets on October 21
Box office opens at 9pm (cash only)

Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor Street West
For The Beat tickets on October 23
Box office opens at 9pm (cash only)

All-Access Festival Pass $100 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $60)

All-Access Weekend Pass $70 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $42)

Opening Night Screening (includes after-party) $12 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $10)

Closing Night Screening (includes awards party) $12 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $10)

Regular Screenings $7

Students/Seniors/Underemployed before 6pm FREE

Workshops and Panels FREE

Complete list of 2010 Sponsors:

PRESENTING:
CTV

GOLD:
APTN
Astral Radio

SILVER:
Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund
Canada Media Fund
Casino Rama
Deluxe
Global Toronto
NBC Universal
RBC

BRONZE:
CBC
Isuma.TV
TD Bank Financial Group
TVO

MEDIA:
The AVR Radio Network
Eye Weekly
mediaINDIGENA.com
Movieola
NOW
SAY Magazine
Xtra!

PUBLIC FUNDERS:
Canada Council for the Arts
Department of Canadian Heritage
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Native Women’s Association
Ontario Ministry of Tourism & Culture
Telefilm
Toronto Arts Council

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
A Space
ACTRA
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
Beehive
Charles Street Video
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
National Film Board
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
7th Generation Image Makers
Vtape
William F. White
Women in Film and Television – Toronto

FRIENDS:
Air Creebec
DHL Express
Frame Discreet
Niagara Custom Lab
Technicolor

FOUNDATIONS:
McLean Foundation
The Pluralism Fund

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