In celebration of Black History Month, MINT Film Festival's February event features musical performances by Canadian jazz legend Jackie Richardson, vocalist Sterling Jarvis, pianist Steve Hunter and a screening of the award-winning documentary PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI.
Director Paul Saltzman, who had been imprisoned for his work in the U.S. civil rights movement, will be in attendance. The film follows Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman and a group of students on their journey planning and undertaking their first integrated school prom.
A special award will also be given to the producers of the environmental media project GREENHEROES, and their short film on the late Dr. Wangari Maathai will be screened.
Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door with discounts for students, seniors and groups. Tickets can be purchased at www.mintff.org or by phone at 416-707-1077.
A special FREE pre-screening event will take place in the theatre. This will be a discussion "Moving Beyond Prejudice" with pioneering broadcaster and Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Spider Jones, director Paul Saltzman and Melinda Shankar, star of Degrassi: The Next Generation at 6:15 in the theatre.
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