I had the opportunity to attend a special screening of the film “Marshall” on behalf of EURweb. The movie is based on the life of former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. The event was held at Compton High School on the 50th anniversary of Thurgood’s swearing into the supreme court, and to kick off October as anti-bullying month.
Following the screening, a panel discussion took place that featured Chadwick Boseman – who stars as Thurgood – actor Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad who portrays lawyer Sam Friedman, director Reginald Hudlin, Jussie Smollett – who has a cameo in the film as Langston Hughes and singer Andra Day. It was Moderated by Black Eyed Peas front man Will I Am.
Check out the recap video and don’t forget to head over to EURweb to read what the cast had to say about why it was important to be a part of this film and connecting with the youth. Plus I spoke with director Reginald Hudlin about why it didn’t matter that Chadwick Boseman isn’t “light skinned” like Thurgood Marshall was.
“Marshall” is based on the young Thurgood Marshall defending a black chauffeur in 1941 against his wealthy socialite boss in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial. It opens in theaters on October 13.