Unique prom night slated

Witness one town’s first integrated prom night in Qualicum Beach

Witness history in the making as Beach Flicks presents Prom Night in Mississippi on Fri., March 30.

Many are familiar with the works of Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, but unaware that in 1997 he offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored but in 2008, Freeman offered again.

This time the school board accepted, and history was made with Charleston High School holding its first-ever integrated prom.

Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman follows students, teachers and parents in the lead-up to the big day.

This seemingly inconsequential rite of passage suddenly becomes profound as the weight of history falls on teenage shoulders.

Prom Night in Mississippi is being presented on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Eaglecrest Golf Course.

Tickets are $6 and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

For more information visit www.beachflicks.ca.