HBCU Buzz Partners with Lionsgate and MRC to Present The Blackening HBCU Tour
The movie of the summer, “The Blackening,” is coming early to students attending select Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) thanks to The Blackening HBCU Tour.
“The Blackening” is a new horror-comedy centered around seven Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer.
“We can’t all die first,” reads the tagline for “The Blackening,” responding to the horror genre cliche of killing the black character off first. According to the official synopsis for the film, the new-horror comedy “skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?”
HBCU Buzz is hosting a screening tour of the new horror-comedy film at seven lucky HBCUs from April 28 – June 5.
The first stop is at Florida A&M University on April 28, from 4 pm at the Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre. Alabama State University’s screening will take place on May 30, at 5 pm at Sidewalk Film Studio. Virginia State University will have a screening on June 5 at 6 pm at South Park Mall Cinema 16. Bowie State University’s screening will be on June 6, at 6 pm at Regal Waugh Chapel Movie Theater.. The last screening will be at the AUCC (Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College) on June 8, at 6 pm at Regal Atlantic Station.
Not only will students get to see an early screening of the movie but they will also get a chance to partake in a Q&A session with some of the writers and members of the cast.
The film stars Dewayne Perkins (“The Upshaws,” “Saved by the Bell”), Grace Byers (“Harlem,” Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (“Coming 2 America,” “Judas and the Black Messiah”), Melvin Gregg (“Snowfall” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Jay Pharoah (“SNL., “Resort to Love”), Yvonne Orji (“Insecure.” “Vacation Friends”), X Mayo (“Swarm,” “American Auto”), and Sinqua Walls (“Power,” “American Soul”).
The film is directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Barbershop), and co-written by Perkins (The Amber Ruffin Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem).
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