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BLACK COP
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BLACK COP
 
NY Premiere

Director: Cory Bowles

Canada, 2017, 91min
Format: Digital (screening) - 4K (shooting)
Festival Year: 2018
Category: Feature Narrative
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showtime: 7:30 PM | Sunday March 18 | Zukortickets

Cast:  Ronnie Rowe Jr.
Crew:  Producers: Aaron Horton - Screenwriters: Cory Bowles - Executive Producer: Terry Greenlaw - Cinematographer: Jeff Wheaton - Editor: Jeremy Harty - Production Designer: Nicole Frosst - Composer: Dillon Baldassero - Costume Designer: Kathleen Darling
Email:  amhortongmail.com
web:  www.blackcopmovie.com

synopsis
It’s not easy being a black cop. Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, and everyone assumes you hate NWA. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand jury verdict on a high profile police case involving unarmed youth, you can bet all eyes are on you. For one black cop already struggling between duty and moral obligation, it only gets worse when he is profiled by his colleagues off-duty, nearly getting himself killed in the process – pushing him over the edge. Armed with the power of his badge, an antagonizing radio show for company, and some good old fashioned rage - the stage is set for a whirlwind day filled with vendetta and just desserts – as black cop targets the very community that justifies his colleagues –on a collision course with his own identity. Racial tension, law enforcement, and social media are the focus in this hyper active satire.

director
Cory Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has appeared as an actor in a number of film, radio, and television shows, receiving a Gemini for the role of “Cory” in the TV series TRAILER PARK BOYS, which he currently serves as a director, receiving a nomination for the 2016 DGC award for Outstanding direction in a comedy series. As principal choreographer and director of the companies Verve Mwendo Dance, and Black Rabbit Entertainment, he has created over 70 works / choreographies for stage and film - his work reflecting his fascination to racial identity, social and cultural structures.. He wrote and directed the award winning short films THE SCAVENGERS (Fantasia ’08) and HEART OF RHYME (TIFF 2011), ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE (TIFF 2013) and RIGHTEOUS (VIFF 2014) that combined, have screened in over 40 festivals worldwide. A sought after teacher and instructor, his workshops take him throughout Canada. As a musician he has scored film, appeared and recorded over a dozen releases, earning him a nomination in the inaugural Hip Hop/Urban category in the East Coast Music Awards. He has also composed for Dance companies, SINS, MOCEAN, and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. He serves on the inaugural Arts Nova Scotia Board, Screen Nova Scotia, was faculty at the Bishop’s University Drama Program and is an alumnus of the 2012 Directors’ lab at the Canadian Film Centre. He served as Director of Choreography for the CBC KIDS show THE MOBLEES and a director of the award winning CBC mini series STUDIO BLACK! (Seasons 1 & 2). He was a recipient of the 2016 Telefilm Microbudget program for his project “Black Cop”,(yeah, this one!). Most recently in 2017 he returned to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks for an ambitious collaboration and adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. He loves chocolate.
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