|The short dramatic film "The Barber of Kigali" written and directed by Jamie Cohen with the music composed by Nenad Bach, will play at the prestigious Boston International Film Festival on Friday June 6th, 2008 at the AMC/Loews Theater at 6:30 pm. The theater is located at 175 Tremont St in Boston, MA. USA|
"The Barber of Kigali" screens at The Boston International Film Festival on June 6th. This is a letter proudly announcing that my short dramatic film, "The Barber of Kigali, (Drama, 7 minutes) which I wrote and directed with the music composed by my good friend Nenad Bach, will play at the Boston International Film Festival on Friday June 6th, 2008 at the AMC/Loews Theater at 6:00 pm. The theater is located at 175 Tremont St in Boston, MA. The Boston International Film Festival is the largest International Film Festival in Massachusetts and one of the largest in the United States. My film is one of 100 films from around the world selected from over 2,500 entries. To see a trailer for my film, please go to: www.integrity-films.com. You can show your support by attending the screening in Boston. Hope to see you there!
Students Moved to Tears
The idea of the film came to me after listening to a young Rwandan Genocide survivor's story of survival. I invited Patrick, a friend of a friend, now a recently graduated student from the University of Toronto, to speak to the high school class I was teaching. Patrick recalled his harrowing escape into the jungle from his father's murderers. He also spoke of immigrating to Canada as a teenaged refugee with no family, no money, and without speaking a word of english. Many students were moved to tears.
3 Sleepless Nights
"The Barber of Kigali" was shot over 3 consecutive nights (from 7 pm to 4 am) in a real barbershop in Scarborough, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.
In 1999, I joined Saturday Night Live Films after calling Lorne Michaels' office twenty five times before he returned my call. One year later, I was working in New York at the Broadway Video offices located in Times Square. My previous films include, "Chance", a short drama about a law student with a poker addiction, and "School'd", a short documentary about one day in the life of a teenaged gang member.
This marks my second collaboration with Nenad, after first meeting each other eight years ago backstage at a live taping of Saturday Night Live. Our first time working together was on a sports-T.V. biography on Canadian NBA star, Jamaal Magloire, for Sportsnet that I directed and he composed the music for.
Boston International Film Festival
Friday, June 6, 6:00pm – 6:50pm
ROAD TO INGWAVUMA (ing-wah-VOOM-ah)- 35min
The extraordinary journey to the heart of post-apartheid South Africa by a
delegation of some of America's most respected stage, screen, and music
artists and their families. With Carlos Santana, Samuel L. Jackson,
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Alfre Woodard, CCH Pounder and Artists
for a New South Africa. Special appearances by Former President
Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other giants in South
Africa's fight for freedom and the war on HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.
Writer, Director, Producer: Barbara Rick
Writer, Narrator, and Executive Producer:
7:00pm – 9:00pm