Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) Announces Vital & Inspiring 18th Annual Program

Canada’s largest Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), is back with a vital and more diverse 18th edition running from September 20 – 25, 2022. MIBFF is excited to reconnect with the film community and festival goers entirely In-Person (and Virtual!) for the first time in over two years, with more venues, programming, and activities than ever before! #MIBFF22 will present 95 films from 25 countries, including 12 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 25 Canadian Premieres et 9 Quebec Premieres.

The 18th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is presented by Desjardins and runs from September 20 to 25, 2022 with a program starring: Colin Kaepernick, Souleymane Cissé, Gérard Depardieu, Ibrahim Koma, Maxim Khalil, Sidney Poitier, Chantel Riley, Dadju Karidja, Touré Brandon, Victor Dixon, Naturi Naughton, Thomas Sadoski, Orlando Jones, Kenneth Choi, William Fichtner, Kelly McCreary, Lázaro Ramos, Thomás Aquino, Keith David, Danny Glover, Louis Gossett Jr, Jennifer Holness, Rickey Jackson, Rosa Parks and more!

Opening night will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 pm at the Imperial Theatre with the International Premiere of Matt Waldeck’s LOVELY JACKSON (USA), followed by a Q&A session with the director and Rickey Jackson. The film is exonerated prisoner Rickey Jackson’s daring first-hand account of the psychology of survival and spiritual fortitude required to withstand 39 years of wrongful incarceration for a murder he didn’t commit.

#MIBFF22 will close at Cinéma du Musée with the Canadian Premiere of Manuel Schapira’s TROPIQUE DE LA VIOLENCE (France). Upon his mother’s sudden death and fearing deportation, 13-year-old Moses joins the slums where dozens of kids live independently, wholly abandoned by society.

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