Silver screen giant 20th Century Fox Film and movie house moguls AMC Theaters are partnering to give underserved youth across the country the chance to see George Tillman Jr.’s adaptation of Angie Thomas’s best-selling novel The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg.
The screenings will hopefully serve as an educational tool of empowerment, empathy, and dialogue among communities.
Free screenings will be held in unison at 11 am local time Saturday, Oct. 6.
The nine metro areas hosting the free screenings include Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, Ca., Miami, Fl., New York, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., and Washington, DC.
These limited release screenings will serve as a jumpstart for a campaign to bring up to 50 screenings to communities around the country and amplify the film’s call for youth to find their voice and change the world. Schools, community groups and nonprofit organizations can apply for free screenings at screenings.thehateugive.com. Applications are due Oct.22, and winners will be selected by Oct.31.
Individuals interested in supporting screenings for classrooms across the U.S. can contribute here.
Parent company 21st Century Fox will match donations up to $25,000.
To further connect with the youth and audiences, educators are invited to download a complimentary curriculum guide for middle school, high school, and college students.
The Hate U Give opened in select theaters on Oct.5 with a wider release on Oct.19.