Wayne Beach's hot USthriller Slow Burn is among fourworld premieres announced in a batch of five pictures celebrating black cinemaadded to the line-up of the 30th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The picture plays in thespecial presentations programme and stars Ray Liotta as a district attorney whohas one night to exculpate himself from the murder of an assistant districtattorney.
Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J,Taye Diggs, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mekhi Phifer also star.
Two other world premieresscreening in the Visions programme include Jean-Pierre Bekolo's Cameroon/Frencherotic drama Les Saignantes, andKhalo Matabane's South African urban drama Conversations On A SundayAfternoon.
Lee Daniels' US thriller anddirectorial debut Shadowboxer starringHelen Mirren as a remorseful assassin receives its world premiere in theContemporary World Cinema section, alongside the North American premiere ofGavin Hood's South African gang drama Tsotsi.
"We're committed toshowcasing the best in global black cinema," Cameron Bailey, TIFFinternational programmer said in a statement.
"The outstanding filmswe're announcing today reflect our ongoing interest in bringing great worldcinema home to a great world city."
Slow Burn will be released in North America through DEJProductions.