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Star-studded Montréal International Black Film Festival honours Afro-American history

The 11th annual Montréal International Black Film Festival will honour Afro-American history and hosts a star-studded line-up, including Martin Luther King III, Pras Michel of the Fugees and Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, who will attend the festival which runs September 29 to October 4. “This is a unique opportunity for black audiences and others to see our stories on the big screen,” says MIBFF founder and general manager Fabienne Colas. Canada’s biggest black film festival, the MIBFF will screen 20 movies and host several panels and events, as well as pay tribute to political leader Martin Luther King III (son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King) who will receive the MIBFF’s 2015 Humanitarian Award on opening night. “Nelson Mandela once said everything is impossible until someone comes along and does it,” says Colas. “I always wanted to be that somebody. This festival started 11 years ago screening three movies over three nights. This year’s jam-packed edition is a dream come true.” In addition to honouring King, the festival will give the 2015 Social Impact Award to Paul Haggis and Haitian filmmaker David Belle for their contributions to Haitian education and social justice following the devastating earthquake of 2010. Also, Grammy Award-winner Pras Michel will attend the festival’s… / Read More →

Thing to do in Montreal: September 19-25

The race is on: it’s time to get in the last drops of Pop Montreal before it ends! Meanwhile, there’s lots of other unmissable stuff – this is fall in Montreal, after all. So grab a sweatband, some water, and get your entertainment on…

Things to Do in Montreal: September 27-October 3

There’s no shortage of entertainment and creativity this week in Montreal, starting with the hot bands and equally hot people of music festival Pop Montreal, and moving into innovative international circus and dance shows, film screenings, and three days of free, family-friendly arts and culture activities at  Journées de la Culture…

Things to Do in Montreal: September 20-26

The fall season in all its glory starts now in Montreal with music festival Pop Montreal and a whole new season of theatre, dance, film, opera, art, and more. This week, go from live rock shows to a 19th-century opera, from film screenings to outdoor dance performances in downtown Montreal…

Things to Do in Montreal: September 13-19

Entertainment continues to enhance Montreal’s outdoor spaces this week as the weather holds, with bike races and light shows, multimedia art and dance. And all manner of popular culture comes to town with Comiccon, the iF3 ski-film festival, and lots of live music…