Chance the Rapper wants people to see “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall so fervently that he bought out screenings at two theaters today.
“Go see Marshall for free today,” he urged folks in his hometown, Chicago, in a social media post (below).
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Here’s the trailer:
It’s just the latest example of Chance’s generosity and civic spirit.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama made a cameo appearance via video message at the 2017 BET Awards to congratulate Chance on being honored with the Humanitarian Award recognizing his activism and philanthropic work in Chicago.
“Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” she said. “But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you, Chance.
“We have known Chance and his family since he was a wee little baby rapper. It has been a thrill watching him come into his own in so many ways,” she continued. “In addition to making some really amazing music Chance has been taking that big, bright spotlight that follows him around and he’s shining it on young people in our hometown of Chicago.”
He certainly is shining it today: