A nationwide program offering free student tickets to director Ava DuVernay's new historical drama Selma has been expanded to include New Orleans. African American business leaders in multiple industries and regions across the country came together to establish the program, which now encompasses 13 cities. In New Orleans, 7th, 8th and 9th graders can show their student ID or report card at theater box offices to receive free tickets while they last. Participating are the Elmwood Palace, Clearview Palace, Westbank Palace and Canal Place theaters. More info here.
Selma tells the true story of three marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, a campaign which became central to the success of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. and led directly to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Read our review of the film here.