Join us January 12th for the next edition of Breakfast at TIFF. Breakfast will be served at 9am, session begins at 9:30am
As allegations of harassment within the film industry continue to emerge, we consider the ethics of presenting the work of alleged offenders. This panel discussion will seek to answer a complex question: Can the art ever be separated from the artist?
Brad Deane is Senior Manager of TIFF Cinematheque and part of its programming team, which selects and presents world cinema classics and contemporary art-house films year-round at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Over the past nine years he has curated the retrospectives Masks and Faces: The Films of John Cassavetes; Fathers and Daughters: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve; Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch; Objects of Desire: The Cinema of Claire Denis; Divertimentos: The Films of Matías Piñeiro; I for Iran: A History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators; and Something in the Air: The Cinema of Olivier Assayas; and Nouvelle Vague: The French New Wave, Then and Now, co-curated with James Quandt, Senior Programmer for TIFF Cinematheque.
Since 2012, Deane has led the curation of the TIFF Cinematheque programme at the Toronto International Film Festival, showcasing recent restorations and preserved archival prints from Canadian and international cinema. He has served on juries for several local film festivals, and in 2013 he sat on the jury for the Best Short Film Discovery Award at the 52nd edition of La Semaine de la Critique, a competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer, arts worker, and writer living and working in Toronto. She currently programs a monthly series at The Royal Cinema called Black Gold which aims to highlight the best and most vibrant of Black cinema and Black screen icons. Her writing and words have been published by TIFF's The Review, cléo journal, the Toronto Film Critics Association, Hollywood Suite, and Broken Pencil. She is committed to intersectional feminist practices within the arts and her work focuses heavily on the representation and experiences of Black, queer, and body-positive communities. She holds a Bachelor's degree in art history and cinema studies from the University of Toronto.
Barry Hertz is the deputy arts editor and film editor for The Globe and Mail. He previously served as executive producer of features for the National Post, and was a manager and writer at Maclean’s before that. His arts and culture writing has also been featured in several other Canadian publications. His favourite film franchise is the Fast and the Furious series, and he will offer no apologies for that fact.
Jenna Dufton is the Programming Manager at Inside Out and the Director of Programming at OUTeast, Atlantic Canada's queer film festival, which she co-founded in 2011. She has programmed for the Atlantic Film Festival, Viewfinders Film Festival for Youth, and WIFT-AT’s Women Making Waves conference. She has held her position as senior programming staffer at both Toronto and Ottawa’s Inside Out festivals since 2015.
Niall Macpherson has worked in the film festival and exhibition sector for many years. After working for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, he held film programming and event management roles with BFI Southbank and the BFI London Film Festival. He has since worked with organizations such as SKY TV, the Irish Film Institute, Hot Docs, and the Toronto International Film Festival.