‘Black Ice’ Gets More Rave Reviews

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: August 7, 2008

BOSTON — The hockey documentary, “Black Ice”, produced and directed by Canadian historians and filmmakers George and Darril Fosty, has won the best short film documentary award at the 10th Annual Roxbury Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts.

The award, accepted by Warren Beatty of AAB Talent in Toronto, on behalf of the Fosty’s and their Stryker-Indigo New York film crew, is by all accounts a major surprise given the caliber of the festival film competition, which included documentaries produced by Spike Lee and Danny Glover, and the fact that “Black Ice” is a Canadian hockey documentary produced on a budget of only $40,000.

“Black” Ice tells the story of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes an all-black ice hockey league that existed from 1895 -1925 in Nova Scotia, Canada. The film is based on the book of the same name written by the Fosty’s in 2004.

The book, “Black Ice”, is expected to be re-released and distributed across Canada by Nimbus Publishing beginning later this month.

NOTE: For more informatiion on the festival, log on to www.roxburyfilmfestival.com.