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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.


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. 


Cameron Bailey., Virginia Hamilton


Martin Villafana, Lynn Whitfield




Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

The Film Works