A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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The NFB film Mighty Jerome screens at Quebec City's Cinéma Le Clap and at Montreal's Cinéma Parallèle

Press release


Montreal, April 27, 2011 – Mighty Jerome, directed by Charles Officer and produced by Selwyn Jacob for the National Film Board of Canada, will be shown at Cinéma Le Clap in Quebec City starting May 6 and at Cinéma Parallèle in Montreal, starting May 8. The film also screens May 7 as part of Montreal's Vues d'Afrique International Film Festival.

Mighty Jerome, which premiered at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival and will screen at the prestigious Hot Docs festival in Toronto on May 8, tells the tale of extraordinary sprinter Harry Jerome, one of Canada's greatest athletes. The film traces his childhood and youth in Vancouver, his spectacular rise, his participation in three Olympic Games, his sudden fall and his premature death. Using gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage, Mighty Jerome tells the triumphant story of what Jerome's coach, the legendary Bill Bowerman, called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.”

Cinéma Le Clap
2360 chemin Sainte-Foy
Centre Innovation (la pyramide)
Quebec, QC  G1V 4H2

Cinéma Parallèle
3536 Boulevard St-Laurent
Montreal, QC  H2X 2V1

About the NFB

Canada's public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is breaking new ground in form and content through interactive and mobile media, community filmmaking projects, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic film and more. It works in collaboration with creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 2 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Its NFB.ca Screening Room features over 2,000 productions online, including high-definition and 3D films. The NFB also puts the experience of cinema into the hands of Canadians everywhere through its acclaimed mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, as well as a pre-loaded app in the new BlackBerry PlayBook.


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Pat Dillon
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