November 2021
It’s official! Virgil Films and Entertainment has acquired 100 Years From Mississippi for commercial distribution. “We are extremely proud to be releasing this film,” Virgil CEO Joe Amodei said. “Mamie’s life experience is something that every American should see and learn from; she was a truly remarkable woman with a tremendous story.” Read the story on Deadline. 100 Years From Mississippi will also be distributed educationally by Collective Eye Films who will manage distribution at universities, colleges and public libraries nationally. The film will be widely available beginning February 1, 2022. 
We’ve had a busy year screening at festivals around the country with great success from Harlem to Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Montreal and most recently at the Buffalo International Film Festival. The hometown audience in Buffalo, New York did not disappoint. We won the “Audience Award” and screened to a sold-out crowd at the beautiful North Park Theatre.
Coming up we will be screening the entire month from November 3 - 28 at the 25th Annual American Black Film Festival in Miami. This year’s festival will be all virtual, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, this is your opportunity.  The screening at ABFF is free - just register at their site at,, to view 100 Years From Mississippi during that time period.

Also in November we have two live screening dates at:

  • The 27th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago on November 28 and 30 (with appearances from Executive Producer Barry Shabaka Henley on November 28 and with Tarabu on Nov. 30.)  

In early December we screen at Season 16 of the International Black Film Festival in Nashville from December 2 - 5.
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