Celebrating Powerful Stories During Black History Month

Celebrating Powerful Stories During Black History Month

First Weekend Club and CanadaScreens invite you to see and share these powerful stories during Black History Month. We are pleased to offer acclaimed Canadian Films, ‘Mighty Jerome’ by Charles Officer, ‘Home Again’ by Sudz Sutherland and ‘Race’ by Stephen Hopkins, available to rent online for $1.99 from February 19th through 28th!  www.CanadaScreens.ca

RACE

Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse
Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jemery Irons, William Hurt, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten.

This dramatic biopic is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary African American athlete whose quest to become the greatest track-and-field star in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faced off against Hitler’s version of Aryan supremacy.

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MIGHTY JEROME by Charles Officer

From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada’s most record-setting track and field star. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage are used to tell the triumphant and compelling story of what Harry Jerome’s own coach called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.”

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HOME AGAIN

Directed by Sudz Sutherland
Written by Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness
Starring Lyric Bent, Tatyana Ali, Stephan James, Fefe Dobson

This feature drama tells the story of Marva, Dunston and Everton, three Jamaicans who grew up in Toronto, New York and London respectively, and are deported “home” to Jamaica. Once in Kingston, they discover that every day is a fight for survival in which family support, friendships and shelter are elusive. They each embark on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are. A powerful, visually stunning film, Home Again asks the question: “How would you survive?” Starring Tatyana Ali and singer-songwriter Fefe Dobson.

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