I just received this email from my friend, David Goodman, left at Champions of Freedom event here in Boston this past May, about the premiere of "Neshoba," a film about the Mississippi county where his brother, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney, were murdered 40 years ago. I hope you can all come. David will be here for the showing.
To My Boston Friends:
Tony Pagano and Micki Dickoff are proud to announce the world theatrical premiere of their film NESHOBA at the Boston Film Festival on Sunday, September 14th at 6 PM. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was a major source of funding for this 90 minutes documentary.
SYNOPSIS: Neshoba (As in Philadelphia, (Neshoba County), Mississippi) tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. Although Klansmen bragged openly about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted Preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and alleged mastermind of the killings. Killen was only one of the 18 known KKK members who constituted the vigilante posse who murdered these three young men.. Through intimate interviews with the families of the victims, candid interviews with black and white Neshoba County citizens, and exclusive, first time, interviews with Killen, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether real healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth.
If you plan to come, please get tickets in advance. We would love you to be there to share this special time with us. And please tell all your friends and family who live in Boston to join us too.
NESHOBA has also been selected to screen at the New York theatrical premiere at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival on Saturday, September 20th, at 6 PM and Indie Memphis and at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, both in October. Please tell friends living in these cities to support our film. We’re waiting to hear from other festivals and will keep you updated on future screenings.
BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 14th at 6 PM
Kendall Square Cinema
One Kendall Square
On-line ticket information: www.landmarktheaters.com