Chicago, IL

A film about Thurgood Marshall

October 2nd Marks the 50th Anniversary of the day Justice Thurgood Marshall was Sworn into the United States Supreme Court

Free Student Tickets, Post-Screening Discussion and Curriculum Materials Available

Open Road Pictures, the DuSable Museum and BazanED cordially invite your High School students (11th and 12th grade classes) to join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall becoming the first African American sworn into the US Supreme Court.

Please join us on October 2, 2017 for an advanced screening of the upcoming major motion picture “MARSHALL” which focuses on the 1940 Connecticut v. Joseph Spell case, an important trial in Thurgood Marshall’s early career, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.  “MARSHALL” stars Chadwick Boseman (42, Marvel's Black Panther).

Open Road Pictures will provide:

  • Free Film Screening (morning).
  • Free bus transportation provided, as needed, however if the District can provide your own buses, that is appreciated.
  • A complimentary pre and post interdisciplinary lesson that meets Common Core and NCSS Standards will be available at
  • Preview screener streaming link available to registered teachers before event.

DATE:  OCTOBER 2, 2017

TIME:  9:30 am AND 12:00 Noon

LOCATION:   DuSable Museum
740 East 65th Place 
Chicago, IL  60637

Complimentary curriculum materials including a Pre and Post Screening Lesson, Curriculum Guide, Discussion Guide, Video Clips, Photographs and more COMING SOON to

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, MARSHALL, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days - a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Rating: PG-13  Run Time: 1:33


Qualified student groups *MUST MEET* the following criteria:

  • Ticket offer is for Schools with High School Students in the 11th and 12th grades;
  • Transportation to and from the theatre available as needed.  If school can provide, we encourage you to organize;
  • Class size must be 15-30 (this number should include all students and chaperones);
  • Each teacher at a school must register their own class;
  • All students must attend the same screening;
  • Students must be accompanied by at least 1 facilitating educator;

We have a large auditorium, however, tickets are on a first come, first served basis.  ALL CONFIRMED REGISTRATIONS will have access.

Educators registering a student group may request a streaming link of the film in advance by emailing a request to 

Contact: / 212-643-4664 x704

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