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Presented by Global Montreal

Wednesday September 24, 2014 – 7PM
Imperial Cinema
1432 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3B 2W4
Ticket price: $25

On the Program:

  • Opening Night Ceremony + Tribute to Spike Lee: Inaugural Pioneer Award
  • Canadian Premiere of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus + Q&A.
  • In the presence of Spike Lee


Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter Spike Lee will receive the Montreal International Black Film Festival’s inaugural PIONEER AWARD on Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7PM at Imperial Theatre. The MIBFF is thrilled to grant him this prestigious award in recognition of his body of work which revolutionized the role of black talent in Hollywood, tearing away decades of stereotypes and marginalized portrayals to establish a new arena for African-American voices to be heard.

The award ceremony will precede the Canadian premiere of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Spike Lee’s latest film funded by Kickstarter. Following the film screening, audience members will get a chance to participate in a Q&A session with the famed director.

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Spike Lee – USA
Canadian Premiere
2014 / 143’ – English
With: Michael K. Williams, Felicia Pearson and Elvis Nolasco

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a film about human beings who are addicted to blood. It’s a new kind of love story (and not a remake of Blacula).

Ticket price: $25