SUNSET SUMMER FILM SERIES AT THE STONE OF HOPE CONCLUDES WITH SHOWING OF “BLACK PANTHER”
WASHINGTON, DC - The Memorial Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, along with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) will conclude its annual Stone of Hope film Series on Thursday, August 23, at 8:00 pm, with a screening of 2018 blockbuster film “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. The second-highest-grossing film of 2018, “Black Panther” tells the story of King T’Challa who returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Film begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Stone of Hope, 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and food. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Admission is free; the first 100 people will receive a special gift.
“For the past five years, residents in the DC Metro area have looked forward to attending this film series as they reflect on what the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial exemplifies in our everyday lives.” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., President and CEO, The Memorial Foundation. “We want this film series to show how the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial continues to be a living, breathing memorial which highlights the principles of democracy, justice, hope and love. We want to encourage everyone to visit the Memorial and enjoy the movie.”
Each of the films in the summer series reflects the human spirit living out the tenets of democracy, justice, hope, and love during difficult situations, with particular relevance to issues of today.
“Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired millions with his messages of justice, hope, and community,” said MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles H. Rivkin. “We are proud to honor his legacy with the powerful Films at the Stone program and support the great work of The Memorial Foundation. The story and spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. shine brightly through creativity and storytelling. This year’s films reflect his message and legacy, encouraging people to dream bigger and make our world a better place.”