Our Dance of Revolution


TIFF Lightbox 2 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 6:15 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Wed, May 1, 2019 2:45 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 8 Fri, May 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Advocacy & Activism
Black Cultures & Issues
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Phillip Pike
Producer(s):Phillip Pike
Editor(s):Eugene Weis
Cinematography:Jack Weisman
Composer:Gavin Bradley


This untold history of Toronto's Black queer community spans four decades of passionate activist rebellion. Refusing to be silenced and raging with love, the featured trailblazers demanded a city where they could all live their truths free from the threat of violence. In the spaces they found for loud laughter and sweaty block parties, they also found themselves. Each bit of revolutionary ground was gained collaboratively, whether protesting police brutality, forming feminist collectives or making room for grief and healing in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Their transformative creativity and visionary organizing made Toronto more livable for generations to follow. Our Dance of Revolution celebrates the living legends among us by unearthing what has been made invisible. Come honour this hidden chapter of Toronto's history and witness the courage it took to dance in the street for the struggle. Nataleah Hunter-Young

Co-presented with Toronto Black Film Festival.

Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars, "A revelation"
  • NOW - Philip Pike traces Toronto's queer Black activist history
  • In the Seats - 4 Stars
  • POV - "An important, ground breaking movie."