Charles Officer Teaming w/ Reel Canada For Black History Month Screening Tour Of His Harry Jerome biopic, ‘Mighty Jerome’
Charles Officer Teaming w/ Reel Canada For Black History Month Screening Tour Of His Harry Jerome biopic, 'Mighty Jerome'
Toronto-based filmmaker Charles Officer (Nurse.Fighter.Boy) is teaming up with Reel Canada – high school film program – for a Black History Month tour of his biopic of Canadian Olympic sprinter Harry Jerome.
Produced by Selwyn Jacob, and supported by the National Film Board of Canada, Mighty Jerome documents the rise, fall and redemption of Jerome – the Canadian track and field star, and one of that country’s greatest athletes.
The film utilizes monochrome film imagery, interviews and rare archival footage to tell the compelling story of what Jerome’s coach, the legendary Bill Bowerman, called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.“
Mighty Jerome won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for Best Historical Documentary.
Officer will do Q&A sessions with students after screenings of his the film during its Black History Month tour, which will see the film screened at 17 high school screenings across Canada, including Marc Garneau Collegiate, Bloor Collegiate and Parkdale Collegiate in Toronto.
Founded in 2005, Reel Canada brings Canadian films to schools while recreating a film festival-style experience, complete with cast and crew-led Q&A sessions after screenings.
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