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Fox announces free screenings of ‘The Hate U Give’ for youth in Atlanta and beyond

Young people in nine metro areas, including Atlanta, will have the chance to catch a free limited release screening of the highly anticipated film, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg and based on the award-winning bestseller by author Angie Thomas.

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“The Hate U Give” tells the story of high schooler Starr Carter, played by Stenberg, whose world is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

“Twentieth Century Fox Film and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide underserved young people across the country access to the powerful new film... as a tool for driving empowerment, empathy and dialogue,” Fox wrote in a press release.

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The limited release screenings will take place at 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Students and youth-serving organizations are encouraged to reserve tickets at to attend a free screening of the limited release in one of the aforementioned nine cities.

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After kicking off with the nine metros, the campaign plans to extend its free screenings to 34 more theaters across the country “and amplify the film’s call for youth to find their voice and change the world.”

Schools, community groups and nonprofit organizations can apply for free screenings at Applications are due Monday, Oct. 22, and winners will be selected by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

To contribute to the campaign individually, you can donate via Fox will match donations up to $25,000.

“The Hate U Give” debuts in select theaters Oct. 5 with a wider release set for Oct. 19.

More about the Fox campaign at

About the Author

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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