Hub Hospice_Movies on the Mississippi_poster[150120]-page-001With his small town newspaper facing bankruptcy, Editor Leonard Crane begins inventing stories based on old movies. What happens when Leonard discovers that one of his stories may be true? Find out on May 31 at 1 p.m. at the Almonte Old Town Hall when Movies on the Mississippi will screen the film Big News from Grand Rock. says the movie “generates laughs . . . but tackles a very important topic, the slow dismantling of local newspapers. With small papers biting the dust everyday . . . access to local news (is) drying up or changing in such a way that you’re not going to be able to recognize it in a few years. “Big News” wants you to think about your local voice disappearing but doesn’t beat you over the head with its message.”

Working with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Movies on the Mississippi presents world-class films in support of Hub Hospice Palliative Care. Tickets are available at Baker Bob’s and Pêches & Poivre in Almonte, at Nicholson’s in Pakenham, or at the door.

Movies on the Mississippi gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF and its sponsors and supporters. Proceeds from our movies support Hub Hospice Palliative Care, a registered charity providing home hospice palliative support to residents of Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place and North Lanark.

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