On February 11, Regal Cinemas around the country will offer free screenings of the film Harriet at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. The film tells the true story of underground railroad hero Harriet Tubman, chronicling her escape from slavery in Maryland and her work freeing other slaves.
The movie stars Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for two Oscars in the film — one for Best Actress, the other for co-writing the movie’s “Stand Up”, which was nominated for Best Original Song.
Back in October, Harriet director Kasi Lemmons spoke with RELEVANT about the role that Tubman’s faith plays in the story.
“I don’t think you can tell the story without it. If you look at everything that she says, she attributes her journey and her success to a higher power and her connection with God,” she explained. “I’m very interested in belief and faith and spirituality. I was very interested in her spirituality. I didn’t really see it as religious. I saw it as more of a spiritual thing, but she was very confident in it and she was very outspoken about it. I don’t think you can tell the Harriet Tubman story without it.”
You can go here to see a list of locations where the movie will be screened.