REEL CANADA LAUNCHES BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOUR WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM TD BANK
FILMMAKER CHARLES OFFICER TO TOUR FIVE CANADIAN CITIES WITH DOCUMENTARY MIGHTY JEROME
Filmmaker Charles Officer and REEL CANADA are collaborating on a very special Canadian film tour during the month of February 2014. As part of Black History Month, Charles Officer will be touring with Mighty Jerome (2010), his inspiring documentary about Canadian track and field star Harry Jerome, who represented Canada in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
The tour will include 17 screenings of the film with high school students across five Canadian cities – Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. Each screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Charles Officer, and nearly 7,000 students are expected to participate in the tour.
This tour is possible thanks to the generous support of TD Bank. In addition to helping mount the tour as a whole, TD Bank’s sponsorship has allowed REEL CANADA to serve more schools in priority neighbourhoods that would otherwise not have the resources to host a large-scale film festival event such as this.
Events that are part of the Mighty Jerome Tour include:
• Feb 10, 2014 - Westmount High School, Montreal, QC
• Feb 10, 2014 – Riverdale High School, Montreal, QC
• Feb 11, 2014 – Thistletown, Toronto, ON
• Feb 18, 2014 – Bloor Collegiate, Toronto, ON
• Feb 18, 2014 – Parkdale Collegiate, Toronto, ON
• Feb 20, 2014 – St Johns Secondary School, Winnipeg, MB
• Feb 20, 2014 – Kelvin High School, Winnipeg, MB
• Feb 21, 2014 – St Johns Secondary School, Winnipeg, MB
• Feb 21, 2014 – Miles Macdonnell Secondary School, Winnipeg, MB
• Feb 24, 2014 – Templeton High School, Vancouver, BC
• Feb 24, 2014 – Killarney Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
• Feb 25, 2014 – Magee Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
• Feb 27, 2014 – Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary, AB (two screenings)
• Feb 28, 2014 – Bow Valley College, Calgary, AB