Friday, August 12, 2022

Free ‘Selma’ Screenings Expand to Eight More Cities

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*For a limited time, students in eight select cities can now see “Selma” for free following the success of gratis screenings in New York City, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The program allows 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see the Golden Globe-nominated film free of charge by showing their student ID or report card at the box office of participating theaters through Jan. 19.

The effort, initially led by a group of African American business leaders in New York, was a great success, selling out of tickets in the first weekend. The new cities include Philadelphia, Boston, and Sarasota.

“Selma” was nominated for four Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture, Drama, and took home the award for Best Original Song for Common and John Legend’s “Glory.”

“The first day I stepped on the set of “Selma” I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” said Common of the film during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

The full list of participating cities is available here.



  1. Ok….I “get” why they’re doing this ok? But still….the movie is handicapped already by “limiited/imbalanced” to “mainstream” movie screenings, so….seeing that “box office revenue” is a MAJor component, in a director/producer establishing the respect & money they deserve in upcoming projects?,…how does this sort of thing benefit them & by that token, e en “Us” as well!!?? Like….I could’ve seen doing this on MLK’s birthday, ALL DAY!!!, ok? But…”‘on n ‘on til the break of dawn”!??, seems a bit professionally suicidal. Again….I “get” the exposure argument/POV! But if they didn’t want to make money as well as “get a seat at the table”?, they would’ve simply made the movie for….”TV”. So…we can’t overlook the “financial profitability” either. I’m just sayin.

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