Louisiana tale The Pardon premieres tonight with benefit at Canal Place

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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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