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The Planet of Junior Brown

Director Clement Virgo
Year 1997
Run Time 91min
Genre Drama
A talented teenage pianist overcomes an overbearing mother and stifling teacher to fulfill his musical aspirations.

Director

Clement Virgo

Virgo rose to prominence with his first feature, Rude, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and garnered two Genie nominations. He has also directed the films Poor Boy’s Game and Lie With Me, and hit TV shows such as The Wire, Regenesis and The Listener. He recently produced the show Greenleaf and directed episodes of Empire and Billions. His most recent film, Brother, premiered at TIFF 2022. 

Writers

Cameron Bailey., Virginia Hamilton

Cast

Martin Villafana, Lynn Whitfield

Genre

Drama

Interests

Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

The Film Works