BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – “Marshall” will make its WNY premiere at the North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue Oct. 7.
Shot completely in Buffalo, “Marshall” chronicles the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Filming for the movie started in the Queen City last summer. WNY Film Commissioner, Tim Clark, said Buffalo was chosen for the film mainly because of its historic architecture.
“They found every interior, exterior, they even found the dam that plays a central part in the movie. We’re really proud of this one though because it’s a hundred percent shot in Buffalo and I think people are going to really identify well with it,” said Clark.
Clark told News 4 there is already talk about the film being Oscar worthy.
A premiere screening of the film will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Avenue. A panel discussion and Q&A will be held after the screening, featuring two of the film’s producers.
More than 600 people are expected to attend the screening.
Tickets are $15 general admission for the screening. They are available online at wned.org or via phone at 1-800-678-1873.
The movie officially hits theaters Friday, October 13.