Parents, educators and community youth organizers are in for a very significant treat. The astounding, dramatic feature presentation of the movie SELMA is being made available for free to students. Through a generous fund established to benefit students currently attending New York school in 7th through 9th grades with proper identification. The limited time free admission to SELMA is available for select screenings and while tickets are available. Complete details are listed below, share this information with interested individuals and parties for free admission to the viewing of the historic events related in SELMA.
Paramount Pictures has made the major announcement today that it will partner with African-American business leaders in New York City to offer free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film SELMA, from director Ava DuVernay, to 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in New York City.
Paramount Pictures, Pathe, and Harpo Films present SELMA. Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey, the film is executive produced by Brad Pitt, Cameron McCracken, Diarmuid McKeown, Nik Bower, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes and Nan Morales. The film is written by Paul Webb. SELMA is directed by Ava DuVernay.
Inspired by the film's message of resilience and hope and its historical significance, African-American leaders in the New York business community have come together to create a fund that will allow the city's 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see SELMA for free at participating theaters. The students will provide a student ID or report card at any of the participating New York City locations for free admittance. This special promotion will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8th and run through Monday, January 19th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) or while tickets are available.
A growing list of leading New York City organizations are supporting this project by communicating this plan and hosting screenings and discussions, including Harlem Children's Zone, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Carver Bank, The Apollo Theater, KIPP Schools, Harlem School of the Arts and The New York Public Library.
The participating New York City theaters are:
UA Kaufman Astoria Cinemas 14 Astoria
AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 Bronx
Concourse Plaza Multiplex 10 Bronx
Alpine Cinemas 8 Brooklyn
Bam Harvey Theater Brooklyn
Cobble Hill Cinemas 5 Brooklyn
Linden Boulevard Multiplex Cinemas 14 Brooklyn
The Pavilion Theater Brooklyn
UA Court Street 12 Brooklyn
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 Brooklyn
Williamsburg Cinemas 7 Brooklyn
Movieworld Cinemas 7 Douglaston
AMC Fresh Meadows 7 Fresh Meadows
UA Midway Stadium 9 Forest Hills
Regal Atlas Park Stadium 8 Glendale
Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas 15 Jamaica
AMC Loews 34th Street 14 New York
AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 New York
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 New York
AMC Empire 25 New York
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 New York
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas 9 New York
City Cinemas East 86th Street Cinema New York
Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 New York
Regal Union Square Stadium 14 New York
UA Staten Island Stadium 16 Staten Island
College Point Multiplex Cinemas 12 Whitestone
To reserve 25 or more student tickets during this program, please visit www.SelmaMovie.com/nyc while tickets are available.
Directed by DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., SELMA has been nominated for four Golden Globes- Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Song ("Glory" by Common and John Legend).
The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Rothand Oprah Winfrey as "Annie Lee Cooper."
SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.(David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Currently open in select cities, SELMA opens in theaters nationwide on January 9th, 2015. To learn more about the film, go to www.selmamovie.com