If you're into Black cinema, then you already know what GET ON UP is about. But on the off chance you don't, it's the biopic of James Brown, one of the most famous artists of all time. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the icon himself, here's a synopsis for all you suckas that don't know:
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner. Imagine’s Erica Huggins (Flightplan) also serves as a producer on Get on Up, while Taylor produces under his Wyolah Films label. Peter Afterman, Trish Hofmann, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth, John Norris and Anna Culp serve as executive producers.
VSB has partnered with Universal to provide 20 screening passes for two showings, one in Baltimore/Arundel Mills on Wednesday, July 23, and an upcoming showing in Washington, DC (I have the date and time, but we'll worry about that one next week).
So if you are in the area and would like to receive a free pass +1 to see a screening of GET ON UP on Wednesday, July 23, at Cinemark Egyptian at 730pm (Passes do not guarantee entry. EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED, SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS)…
…then email us at VSBSCREENINGS@GMAIL.COM with the subject line "GET ON UP SCREENING PASS BALTIMORE". Again, the first 20 people will receive passes +1.
See you at the movies!