Sponsored by M&T Bank
- Friday, December 1, 2017, 2 pm and 07:30 PM
Directed by Reginald Hudlin, 2017, United States, Rated PG-13, 118 min.
Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. Marshall is based on the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days. The film follows the young lawyer to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) against his wealthy white socialite employer (Kate Hudson) in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial. In need of a high-profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with young Jewish lawyer Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad) who has never tried a criminal case. They struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in a sensationalized trial that helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement. Also starring Dan Stevens and James Cromwell.
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$6 MWPAI Members
$8 General Admission
Free for PrattMWP Students
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$55 for MWPAI Members
$75 for General Admission