Hosted by PRAS MICHEL, Grammy award-winner, founder of The FUGEES
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Imperial Theatre – 7PM
Presented by Global News Montreal
MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global News Montreal, is proud to kick start its 11th edition with the Quebec premiere of Ben Patterson's Sweet Micky for President on Tuesday September 29, 7PM at Imperial Theatre. Producer Pras Michel will be in attendance. Winner of both the Audience and Jury Prizes for Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival. Tickets are currently available for purchase for $25 at www.montreablackfilm.com
"We are thrilled and proud to open the festival with Sweet Micky for President which coincides with the 5th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The story told by Pras Michel and Ben Patterson captures perfectly an important chapter in Haitian history." – Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of MIBFF
Synopsis Music and politics collide when international music star, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010 to mobilize a presidential campaign for Haiti's most controversial musician: Michel Martelly, aka Sweet Micky. The politically inexperienced pair set out against a corrupted government, civil unrest, and a fixed election. When Pras's former bandmate, superstar Wyclef Jean, also enters the presidential race, their chances seem even more doomed. But with the help of a few friends, including Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and former president Bill Clinton, they never give up on their honest dream of changing the course of Haiti's future forever.
The 11th Montreal International Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, will be held from September 29 to October 4, 2015 and is presented by Global News Montreal.
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