Details for the event are listed below, I'll be posting more about this screening around mid-February. If you've seen the film drop a comment now or if you have questions you would like answered leave them below!
I did not see this remarkable film when it opened in theaters but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to attend this FREE viewing for black history month thanks to @GCUFF! I attended this screening with my friend and sister in Christ who had not seen the movie either. We laughed, sighed and almost cried while watching with famed producer Jonathan Sanger, who sat two seats away from us.
I asked for his thoughts about the soundtrack song, #StandUpforSomething by Andra Day featuring @Common. He shared the story of how @Common came to join the project. Apparently, @AndraDayMusic reached out to lend her voice to a track for the film and due to her notable accomplishments (Grammy nominated singer and songwriter) was told they couldn’t afford to pay her what she was worth. She was so passionate about contributing to the film that she volunteered, can you say #blackgirlmajic!?!?!
Once her mission began, @AndraDayMusic was on a flight with @Common and he inquired about what she was working on. After learning more he asked to add a verse and their collaboration commenced.
The rest is truly black history! The song has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original song. If you haven’t heard the song, the least you can do, is Google the lyrics. You’ll feel inspired and empowered by the end of your journey. The Academy Awards ceremony is this Sunday, March 4 and I personally can’t wait to hear they’ve won.
I truly enjoyed my celebration of BHM 2018 with Mr. Sanger, @GCUFF, my church chica and the Marshall movie.
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