December 2021
Happy winter season to all! We've wrapped the festival season for the year with live screenings at the New Orleans Film Festival and the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago and virtual screenings in Miami, Nashville and Sarasota. And we're proud to announce honors for the Best Long Documentary and Best of Festival awards at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville and the Documentary Fan Favorite at the American Black Film Festival in Miami—and there's more! Check out the incredible profile on Entertainment Tonight when Executive Producer Barry Shabaka Henley co-hosted the show.
Collective Eye Films will be handling our educational distribution, so we can continue to share Mamie's story and hopefully impact future generations coming up through educational institutions and libraries. "We're humbled and excited to bring the life of Mamie to university and college audiences around the world," says James-Michael Boyer, Director of Operations. "This is a life story that's only grown and will continue to grow more relevant with time."

And our commercial release date from Virgil Films and Entertainment is scheduled for February 1st, 2022 but before that, we have exciting plans to kick off the new year!
Tarabu at the New Orleans Film Festival & Barry Shabaka Henley at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago
New adventures in the new year:
San Francisco Bay Area & Montgomery, Alabama Screenings
In addition to several private educational screenings, we're excited to screen in the San Francisco Bay Area. 100 Years From Mississippi will screen at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley on Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 PM PST and at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco on Sunday, January 16th at 2:00 PM PST.

Tickets make great holiday gifts to friends and family in the Bay Area to attend one or both of these screenings, so feel free to spread the joy and please spread the word! Please note that COVID protocols will be in effect at both theaters, and masks and proof of full vaccination will be required for entry.

We also have the special honor of showing 100 Years From Mississippi from the Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday January 22nd as the first film screening at their newly built, state-of-the-art theater on the grounds of the Peace and Justice Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, Producer Gina Rugolo Judd and Executive Producer Barry Shabaka Henley will all be present for the Q&A moderated by Bryan Stevenson. What a great start to the new year...and there's more to come!
Please visit our website at 100 Years From Mississippi for a full schedule of upcoming screenings, and be sure to visit and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for the latest updates and events!
Your contributions are greatly appreciated and help us share Mamie's important story with the world. 

With Gratitude,
The 100 Years From Mississippi Team