Emmy Award-winning Director Paul Saltzman

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Paul Saltzman is a two-time Canadian Emmy Award-winning film and television producer-director with more than 300 films to his credit. The 2008 documentary feature, "Prom Night in Mississippi", featuring actor Morgan Freeman, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He is also founder, CEO and President of the charitable, non-profit organization, Moving Beyond Prejudice, which works with students, educators, youth-at-risk and community groups.

Paul Saltzman's film, THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT, will be shown at the Maine Jewish Film Festival on Tuesday, March 12th at 5:30pm at the Nickelodeon. Paul Saltzman will be present for a Q & A. Reception follows at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle Street, sponsored by the Portland NAACP.

THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT is a documentary film. As a young man the filmmaker volunteered on the voter registration drive in the South. He was assaulted by Byron "Delay" De La Beckwith, the son of the man convicted of killing Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers. Decades later, Saltzman returns to Mississippi to meet with Beckwith and see what, if anything, has changed in the New South. He meets a wide range of people, including a trio of dedicated, unregenerate Klansmen.

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