Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, who runs record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), home to Kendrick Lamar and Sza, hosted free screenings of Black Panther for the youth of the Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
Marvel’s Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, centers on T’Challa aka Black Panther and his life in Wakanda. The film explores the challenges T’Challa must face as King of Wakanda. It stars Chadwick Boseman as the title role as well as Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
According to Variety, the three screenings of the film were held at the Nickerson Garden Projects, Jordan Downs Projects, and Imperial Courts Projects. This was among the many initiatives to allow fans to see the film without ‘breaking the bank’.
Another initiative was created by actress, Brie Larson. Larson, who will play Captain Marvel, posted on her personal twitter account on Friday “If you want to buy tix for people who can’t afford to see #BlackPanther at the moment, comment below. If you are in need of tix, reach out to the angels who have commented below #payitforward. Enjoy the movie everyone!”
Another initiative was created by american rapper, T.I. The rapper posted on his twitter account that he partnered with Walmart to help out three hundred lucky fans, “We gave away 300 tickets to deserving families yesterday at the Cascade Walmart store. #BlackPanther.”
Marvel’s Black Panther is now in theaters in the United States and internationally.
If you want to buy tix for people who can’t afford to see #BlackPanther at the moment, comment below. If you are in need of tix, reach out to the angels who have commented below #payitforward Enjoy the movie everyone!
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 16, 2018
Me and @Walmart joined efforts to support the community with free tickets for customers to attend an Advance Screening of @MarvelStudios @theblackpanther. We gave away 300 tickets to deserving families yesterday at the Cascade Walmart store. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/S74W8x4Ai9
— T.I. (@Tip) February 13, 2018