This week, all middle, high school, and college students can see “Selma” at the State Theatre, for FREE! No need to make reservations, no need to show us your student ID — just show up and we’ll give you a free ticket, compliments of yours truly (we still have to pay the studio for everyone who sees the movie, so I’m paying for that out of my own pocket).
I’m making this possible for students in our area because “Selma” is essential viewing — a profoundly moving work of art about our country, and about having the courage, fortitude, smarts, and generosity of spirit to change the hearts and minds of a nation. Please send the students in your family or school to the State Theatre beginning tomorrow, Friday, January 30 and carrying on through Thursday, February 5, to see this timely, tremendous, and necessary cinematic achievement. No young person should go through life without knowing this story. It even has a Michigan connection: the Detroit housewife, Viola Liuzzo, who drives down to join the Selma March — and pays dearly for her courageous acts.
Please help me spread the word to every young person you know: All students admitted FREE of charge this week at the State Theatre!