Louisiana tale The Pardon premieres tonight with benefit at Canal Place



Shot in in the Shreveport area and set there and in Lake Charles, The Pardon tells the true story of Toni Jo Henry, a beautiful young woman who earned national headlines in the 1940s for her involvement in a sensational murder case. The film was directed and co-written by New Orleanian Tom Anton, and produced and co-written by Anton's wife, Sandi Russell. It will will premiere tonight at The Theatres at Canal Place in a benefit for Eden House, a residential program in New Orleans for women who have been commercially and sexually exploited. A wine reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

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