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Michael B. Jordan and Amazon’s ‘A Night at the Drive-in’ aims to promote multiculturalism in film

/ 10:16 PM June 29, 2020
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U.S. actor Michael B. Jordan. Image: AFP/Valerie Macon via AFP Relaxnews

From July 1 to Aug. 26, 10 films will be re-screened across the United States in open-air cinemas, thanks to Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s production company. The selection aims to promote multicultural stories in film. The initiative, known as “A Night at the Drive in” won’t cost local communities a cent.

Starting on July 1, Americans will be able to rediscover films like “Black Panther” or “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Get Out” on the big screen and in an outdoor setting. These projections have been made possible through a collaboration between Amazon Studios and Outlier Society, the production company of Michael B. Jordan. The cinematic event “A Night at the Drive in” will feature a committed program across five categories, screened throughout the summer.

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On July 1, moviegoers will have a date with “movies to make you fall in love,” notably “Love & Basketball” and “Crazy Rich Asians”; on July 15, it’s “movies to make you proud” (“Black Panther” and “Creed”); July 29, there is “movies to inspire your inner child” (“Hook” and “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”); Aug. 12 is for “movies to make you open your eyes” (“Do The Right Thing” and “Get Out”); and finally on Aug. 26, “movies to make you laugh” (“Coming To America” and “Girls Trip”).

“When Michael and our friends at Outlier proposed this idea, we instantly agreed there was no better time to celebrate these inspired films featuring diverse stories while bringing communities together to share in the experience,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Drive-in theaters offer a unique experience in that they provide an inspiring and joyful communal experience while still maintaining safe social distance.” JB

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