2017-02-17 "Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes" is an Official Selection in the 2017 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The festival, selected by USA Today as #3 in their 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S., celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
An inspiring story based on Regina Mason’s extraordinary odyssey to reclaim the pioneering narrative of her ancestor, "Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave," published in New York in 1825. In this reenactment documentary that bridges two centuries, both Mason and her forebear Grimes defy the odds of their times to tell their stories. The two stories, Regina’s personal journey and selected William Grimes re-enactments, are intertwined throughout the movie as they move toward Regina’s recovering and publishing her ancestor's original 1825 autobiography, thus fulfilling her great, great, great grandfather’s desire to get his story to a mass audience, while creating a sense of identity and profound purpose for herself.
Friday, February 17, 1:10 pm
Saturday, February 18, 5:25 pm (Red Carpet Premiere!)
Cinemark Baldwin Hills Cinemas 15
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Seating is limited for both screenings so please purchase your tickets today.