|Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Univeral Pictures' Get On Up (PG-13), In theaters August 1st, 2014.|
Heeeyyyy (In our best James Brown voice).. that guy looks familiar. If that's what you find yourself thinking as you look at the picture above, you have good reason. You might recognize Chadwick Boseman from his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013). If that's not it, you may recognize Boseman from seeing him around Howard's Campus. That's right, Chadwick Boseman ate in The Punch Out just like the rest of us. He is a proud Howard University Alumnus.
For that reason, the Howard University Alumni Association is supporting his latest role as the legendary James Brown in the biopic Get On Up. If that's not a good enough reason, there's a bigger picture for you to see here. Get On Up is the latest in a modern-wave of Hollywood films that are driven by a majority African-American cast. The Best Man Holiday, Think Like a Man Too, and About Last Night are few of the latest examples that hit it big at the box office. Let's make sure that Get On Up is the next.
In the 90s, movies and television depicted everyday characters in a full spectrum of brown complexions. Somewhere along the way we lost that. Now's our chance to get it back. Howard University has always stood at the helm in the betterment of the African-American community; let's continue that legacy.
Join the Howard University Alumni Club of Baltimore for Movie Night! Feel free to bring a friend or the family with you.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
AMC Owings Mills 17
10100 Mill Run Cir,
Owings Mills, MD 21117
You can purchase tickets early here. See you at the movies!