"Marshall," the Buffalo-made Hollywood biopic about the early career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will have its Buffalo premiere at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the North Park Theatre.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role as the nation's first black Supreme Court Justice. Directed by Reginald Hudlin, "Marshall" also stars Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens and Sterling K. Brown. It was filmed in the area for five weeks in 2016 utilizing Buffalo's historic architecture including the Central Terminal, Dillon Courthouse, the pre-1940s homes along Middlesex Road and the Genesee County Courthouse.
The premiere is a presentation of WNED in association with the Buffalo International Film Festival. "Marshall" filmed some scenes in the WNED studios and also had its production offices in the building, explained Sylvia Bennett, senior vice president of development and corporate communications at WNED.
"We always asked if they came back to town if we could do a premiere," Bennett said. "The film is looking great and we are excited about. We're excited to present something that highlight the beautiful sights and sounds of Buffalo."
Producers Chris Bongirne and Jonathan Sanger will attend the premiere and participate in a question-and-answer session after the movie.
Ticket sales will benefit WNED and WBFO and will be available through WNED at a soon-to-be-announced date. Visit wned.org. Those who purchase a Buffalo International Film Festival Bison Pass for $39.99, which allows access to all movies during the festival (held Oct. 6-9 at various area locations), also will be able to attend the "Marshall" screening. Information on the process of purchasing the film festival pass is available here.
"Marshall" opens for its official run on Oct. 13 at the North Park as well as nationwide.