Montreal International Black Film Festival Unveils Program
The Montreal International Black Film Festival team (MIBFF) revealed the program for the 12th edition, which will be held from September 28th to October 2nd, and features 40 films from all four corners of the globe, most of which will be shown at the Cinéma Impérial, Cinéma du Parc, the former ONF cinema, and the Concordia University Theatre Hall.
Oscar-winning director and producer Spike Lee will be in attendance, along with Clement Virgo, Maya Angelou, Sembene, and Black Lives Matter Movement.
Spike Lee is back at the Montreal International Black Film Festival this year to pay tribute to the King of Pop. The documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall will be a premiere in Canada and a Q&A session will follow.
“We are delighted and honored to have Spike Lee back at the Festival, which is a testament to his great support for the MIBFF – another huge achievement for Montreal. Spike Lee is a pioneer and a source of inspiration and motivation for a whole generation. His commitment to independent cinema, his strength, determination, and activism in achieving social justice really make a difference in a world that, too often, tends to silence us,” said Fabienne Colas, president and founder of the MIBFF, in a press release.
The Montreal International Black Film Festival is the biggest black film festival in Canada.