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CSFF 2023

Closing Night
November 18, 7 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox

CSFF 2023 Closing Night
November 18, 7 p.m.

Red, White and Brass
+ Friday Night Blind

Red, White and Brass film poster

Closing Night

Red, White and Brass

Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4

Maka, a Tongan superfan, will do whatever it takes to get tickets to the Tonga vs France Rugby World Cup game – even if it means promising to deliver a brass band for the pre-match entertainment. Only problem is, the band doesn’t exist and Maka has four weeks to make one. Inspired by a true story. 

2023, New Zealand, Drama

85 minutes

Director: Damon Fepulea’i

English & Tongan, with English subtitles


RWB – NZonscreen

Image of a house covered in the red and white flags of Tonga
Three men in red band uniforms. Image from 'Red, White and Brass' film.
Film poster for Friday Night Blind short doc

Screening with

Friday Night Blind

It’s another Friday night at Burnham Bowl. Strikes, spares, gutter balls, with no shortage of trash talking and victory dancing. But the group that’s making all the noise isn’t just another bowling league.

The Milwaukee Beer Barrels Blind Bowling League is an eclectic mix of visually impaired and sighted bowlers with a simple focus: making friends, having fun, taking life one frame at a time.

Friday Night Blind is the warm, quirky, inspiring story of three visually impaired bowling friends and the way they roll. 

2022, United States, Documentary

13 minutes

Directors: Scott Krahn & Robb Fischer



Friday Night Blind on Facebook →

Watch the trailers

Red, White and Brass - #CSFF23 Closing Night Feature

Friday Night Blind - #CSFF23 Short doc