PEARL — Mississippi native Lance Bass will be coming home on Nov. 8 to participate in the Mississippi International Film Festival (MIFF) at the Tinseltown Cinema in Pearl.
At 7 p.m. he will introduce his documentary film, “Mississippi I Am,” and receive recognition from the state of Mississippi as part of its “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” celebration.
Gov. Phil Bryant declared 2014 the Year of the Creative Economy, a celebration of the creative arts that have a significant impact on the Mississippi state economy. Events throughout the year highlight the state’s vast talents in areas such as music, the culinary and visual arts, and literature.
“Bringing Lance in this year is the highlight of my work with the Mississippi International Film Festival so far,” said MIFF founder Edward Saint Pe’. “He is a great ambassador for our state, a pop star of the first rank on the national and international stage, and a gentleman. I know he loves Mississippi and it means so much to him that the state is honoring him this year. He’s conquered the pop music world and now he’s entering the film world. He’s world-class — and a Mississippian.”
Bass was born in Laurel, and grew up in Ellisville and Clinton. He rose to fame in the 1990s as the bass singer of boy band ‘NSYNC, which sold more than 50 million albums together.
Films at the MIFF begin on Nov, 8 at 11 a.m. and run back-to-back until midnight. Admission for the day is $6. The Jerry Katz Acting Workshop will take place on Saturday at 1 pm and 3 pm, with a cost of $10 per person.
For more information about the MIFF, visit www.msfilm.org, or contact Saint Pe’ at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about “Mississippi I Am at www.mississippiiam.com and download the film on iTunes.
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