Twentieth Century Fox Film and AMC Theatres are teaming up to offer free screenings of The Hate U Give to young people in nine cities on Saturday, Oct. 6.
The film — starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, K.J. Apa and Sabrina Carpenter — tells the story of an African-American girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by a white police officer.
Director George Tillman Jr.’s adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel takes viewers on an emotional journey as it explores how some black parents teach their children how to behave around police officers, as well as the split-second decisions officers must sometimes make, and the devastating consequences those decisions can have.
This weekend’s free screenings will start at 11 a.m. local time in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Interested students and youth-organizations are encouraged to register online. The list of theaters can be found on AMC’s website.
Additional screenings are being organized for communities around the country. Schools, community groups and non-profit organizations can apply here. The application deadline is Oct. 22, and winners will be notified by Oct. 31.
The Hate U Give opens in select theaters on Friday, Oct. 5, and expands nationwide Oct. 19.