The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Winchester chapter of the NAACP have partnered to present a film series on actor Denzel Washington to celebrate Black History Month.
The series, titled “Denzel Watchington: A Salute to Denzel ‘My Man’ Washington,” features nine films from the actor’s filmography, including “Malcolm X,” “Devil in the Blue Dress,” “Glory,” “Philadelphia,” “Inside Man,” “The Hurricane,” “Training Day,” “Fallen,” and “Mo’ Better Blues.”
Andy Gyurisin, manager of programming and promotions for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, said that he is excited about the event.
“I can think of no better actor to salute this month than Denzel Washington,” he said. “From ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Philadelphia’ to ‘Glory’ and ‘Training Day,’ we are witnessing the incredible career of this actor while supporting both African American History as well as a valuable nonprofit organization in our community.”
Proceeds from ticket sales as well as food and beverage sales will be donated to the Winchester NAACP for youth scholarships in the area.
This year will be the fifth year that the Alamo Drafthouse and the Winchester NAACP have teamed for a film event that highlights important African-American cinema.
“Each year I look forward to our Black History Month series with our local Winchester NAACP partners,” Gyurisin said. “Not only are we helping raise money for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, but we are also connecting our community together under the beauty of cinema.”
The film series will continue to run until Feb. 26.
For more information on the series or to purchase tickets, visit https://drafthouse.com/winchester/program/denzel-watchington.