Register Today to Attend MPI’s Virtual Screening of ‘The Conqueror’ with Filmmaker Q&A

February 11, 2021

Take a Short Break with MPI on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 12:00–12:30 p.m. (EST). The event will include a special screening of the award-winning MPI-supported short film The Conqueror followed by a live Q&A with MPI filmmaker Timothy Blackwood and the film’s subject and executive producer Jerome Conquest. 

To receive access to the screening, you must register 30 minutes prior to the event start. Registration is free and includes 24 hours of on-demand access to the film and the recorded Q&A once the live stream has concluded, so those who are unable to join us at noon can still enjoy this special screening opportunity at their convenience. 

In keeping with our Short Break promise, the event will last for just 30 minutes, and as an added incentive, all registered participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary $100 gift card to Goldbelly where you can order from an array of excellent restaurants nationwide, including Philadelphia, and have it delivered straight to your door. 

We look forward to taking a “Short Break” with you!

About The Conqueror
Maintenance worker by day, pro boxer by night, Jerome Conquest lives in the city of ‘Rocky’ and comes from one of Philadelphia’s most dangerous neighborhoods, Strawberry Mansion. When Conquest loses his best friend, Calvin, to street violence, he turns to boxing as a way to improve his life and inspire those in his community. 

From MPI filmmakers Timothy Blackwood and Bradford Downs, The Conqueror screened at more than 30 film festivals worldwide, winning nine awards including Best Documentary at both the Munich International Film Festival and Oxford International Film Festival. 

Discussion Participants
MPI filmmaker Timothy Blackwood is the recipient of numerous MPI fellowships and grants and the director of the award-winning MPI-supported film The Conqueror. He is currently in production on his first MPI Original Film, Infraction, which we acquired from the 2020 MPI Short Film Creative Development and Production Lab. Timothy has studied at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark and the University of King’s College.

Jerome Conquest is a professional boxer and community organizer from Philadelphia’s inner-city Strawberry Mansion. Jerome has used his status as a professional athlete to help disenfranchised youth in Philadelphia. Jerome has recently founded The Conqueror Foundation which will build on the community work in his neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion and help at-risk youth and their families.

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