2017, Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, 91 min, Canada, Dir: Cory Bowles

An explosive examination of race relations in Canada, Nova Scotia director Cory Bowles’ incendiary feature debut follows an African-Canadian cop who is racially profiled (by his own police force) while off-duty in his home city of Halifax. His growing frustration and indignation with Canadian society’s racial divide soon leads him to take justice into his own hands. Bowles’ film combines a gritty street realism with more stylish passages filled with a startling poetry of anguish and anger, and features a powerful lead performance by Ronnie Rowe Jr. A multiple award winner (Best Film, Best Director at the 2017 Atlantic Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival), BLACK COP announces the arrival of a potent, provocative new voice in contemporary Canadian cinema.

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