Photography by  Alyson Hardwick .

Photography by Alyson Hardwick.


Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer and writer living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She is one of the Directors at The Royal Cinema where she also programs a monthly series called Black Gold. Her writing and words have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, TIFF's The Review, cléo journal, Broken Pencil, and alongside projects by several fantastic artists. She has spoken about film in its many forms with Huffington Post, Toronto Film Critics Association, and Buddies in Bad Times. As a programmer she has served as a jury member on behalf of Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, and has partnered with several local arts organizations and initiatives. She is committed to intersectional feminist practices within the arts and her work focuses heavily on the representation and experiences of black, queer, and body positive communities. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art History and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.