Photography by  Alyson Hardwick .

Photography by Alyson Hardwick.


Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer and arts 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. Alongside her work at The Royal, she is also the Programming Coordinator for Images Festival. Her writing has been published by numerous outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, TIFF's The Review, and cléo journal, as well as alongside projects by several fantastic artists. She has spoken about film and moving image arts in their many forms with Huffington Post, Toronto Film Critics AssociationNOW Magazine, and Buddies in Bad Times. As a programmer she has worked as a member of TIFF’s festival programming team, served as a juror on behalf of Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival, and partnered with several local arts organizations and initiatives including TIFF Cinematheque, Inside Out, and Regent Park Film Festival. 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.