#TIFF2016 begins Today! ’76 Star Actress, Rita Dominic gets Featured in an International Publication


Star of ’76, Rita Dominic was interviewed by The Globe and Mail and she speaks on what this pivotal moment means to her and how far she has come.
“We’re beginning to do films that can play at the international level, this is the world stage, and it’s rare for us. It means the future is bright for our industry. We want everyone around the world to know about our films. After making films just for people in Nigeria, after going around and around in circles, you want to break outside of that circle and reach an international audience. I’m excited but at the same time I’m very nervous and anxious.”
“We have more properly trained people coming into our industry, people who are technically trained and understand the art of movie-making,” Dominic says. “We have investors who believe more in Nollywood now. In the past, getting investors interested was difficult. You had to prove that they could make their money back. Now we’ve grown the industry to the point where it can’t be ignored.”
“We’re good at telling simple stories and dramas,” she says. “We’re still telling the same simple stories, but at a much higher level of quality now. The idea is to shoot films that everyone in the world can relate to.”
Rita Dominic, plays a beautiful Nigerian student who becomes romantically involved with a military officer and then sees him accused of involvement in an attempted coup and assassination in 1976. In a socially conservative and often-divided country, the film is a taboo-busting saga of two lovers from very different regions of Nigeria, just a few years after the Biafran War, with Dominic’s character unmarried and pregnant.
Here’s a schedule of all the Nigerian films showing at TIFF 2016:
Film: The Wedding Party
Date: Thursday, September 8 2016
Time: 9pm -10.50pm
Venue: Visa Screening Room
Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 8.20pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 11
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 9.45am – 11.35am
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 13
Film: 93 Days
Date: Friday September 9, 2016
Time: 9.30pm – 11.30pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre {Red Carpet Premiere}
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 3.04pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 11
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 11.30am – 1.34pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 2
Film: Just Not Married
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 6.15pm – 7.57pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Sunday September 11, 2016
Time: 9.15pm – 10.57pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 9
Date: Friday September 16, 2016
Time: 2.15pm – 3.57pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 13
Film: ’76 
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 7.30pm – 9.28pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Tuesday, September 13,2016
Time: 4.30pm – 6.28pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 10
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 9.30pm – 11.28pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 14
Film: Okafor’s Law 
Date: Monday September 12, 2016
Time: 8.45pm -10.35pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 8.45pm – 10.35pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 4
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2016
Time: 12.00 – 1.50pm
Venue Scotiabank Screen 8
Film: The Arbitration
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 8.15pm – 9.55pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Thursday September 15, 2016
Time: 5.45pm – 7.25pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 4
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 9.45am – 1.25am
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 3
Film: Green White Green
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 7.15pm – 8.57pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Thursday, September 15,  2016
Time: 8.45pm – 10.27pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 4
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 12.30pm – 215pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 11
Film: Oko Ashewo
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 10pm – 11.40pm
Venue: Isabel Bader Theatre
Date: Thursday September 15, 2016
Time: 12.00 – 1.40pm
Venue: Jackson Hall (Acting Gallery Ontario)
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 9.00pm – 10.40pm
Venue: Scotiabank Screen 8
Other Festival events to look forward to:
In Conversation with… Genevieve Nnaji and Kunle Afolayan
Date: Sunday, September 11
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Glenn Gould Studio
Some South African Films will also be shown at TIFF 2016 include;
Film: Pop Lock n Roll directed by Ziggy Hofmeyr 
Date: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 9.00am
Venue:  TIFF Bell Light box Cinema 5
Film: Happiness is a Four Letter Word directed by Thabang MuleyaDate: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 12.00pm
Venue:  TIFF Bell Light box Cinema 5
Film: Mrs. Right Guy directed by Adze UgahDate: Thursday, September 13
Time: 9.00am
Venue:  TIFF Bell Light box Cinema 5
Hatched Hour directed by Judy Naidoo will be seeking distribution and buyers. It is a dark thriller about a case of mistaken identity that leads to murder.
Tickets go on sale from the 4th – 18th September.
Regular tickets: From $25
Premium: From $49
Youth (<25) and Senior (+65): From $20
Premium: From $38
Rush (Cash only) $20
Premium: $ 40
To check out the full schedule of movies, click here.

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