LORD JONES IS DEAD - Toronto Premiere
Come join us for the Toronto premiere of Lord Jones is Dead, a new South African/Canadian feature satirical comedy that follows rival newspaper journalists Samuel (Chad Krowchuk, Man of Steel), Vincent (Daniel Janks, Ali) and Clive (Jonathan Pienaar, Blood Diamond) staked out on a dead-end assignment who have to take matters in their own hands to get a story.
Set in the cutthroat world of the Johannesburg newspaper wars, Lord Jones is Dead dishes up a spicy polemic on the journalistic profession, introducing the audience to an ecosystem of scavenging print urchins and the decline of an industry without once leaving its suburban street setting.
Co-director Austin Andrews and editor Trevor Shultz will be on hand to present the film. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
Watch the film's trailer here.
More about the film here.
More about CJFE here.
The Panel: Government Transparency and your Right to Know
An informed public is critical to a functioning democracy, but in Canada the public’s right to know is under threat.
What are the barriers to information access here in Canada? Why is it so difficult for Canadians to find out just what their government is doing? Who is being held accountable, and what are the implications for democracy? Featuring expert voices from the journalistic community, this panel will address some of these critical questions and provide first hand experience into navigating Canada's labyrinth of an access to information system.
Moderated by Michelle Shephard