Black Field Productions

March 19, 2010 10:39 ET

BLACK FIELD by award-winning filmmaker premieres in Toronto

Gala Feature at Female Eye Film Festival on Saturday, March 27th

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - Century Street Distribution is pleased to announce the Toronto premiere of Black Field at the Female Eye Film Festival on Saturday, March 27th, 9:00pm, Rainbow Cinemas Market Square, 80 Front Street East, Toronto. Black Field has been selected as a gala feature of the Festival.

Black Field is a romantic historical drama set in 19th century rural Manitoba. Variety describes the film as "a Brontë-esque tale of two sisters and the mysterious male who romances them both. Writer-director Danishka Esterhazy gets the feel of rugged prairie life just right."

Canadian actor Sara Canning plays the lead role of Maggie McGregor. Canning is currently starring on the hit CW television series The Vampire Diaries

The film was written and directed by Winnipeg filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy. In 2008, Esterhazy was awarded the prestigious Kodak New Vision Award. She is currently shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for most Promising Manitoba Writer. Black Field is her first feature-length film.

"Black Field was inspired by my love of 19th century gothic literature," says Esterhazy. "When I was a girl and I read about the wild and rugged settings in Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights I always imagined the Canadian prairies. Black Field was inspired by that vision."

Esterhazy will introduce the film at the Female Eye Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.

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Black Field will be released in theatres across Canada in June 2010.

Black Field was made possible through financial support from Telefilm Canada and Manitoba Film & Music. Development support was provided by SuperChannel. /For further information: IN: ENTERTAINMENT

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