The American Black Film Festival has unveiled plans for a Remembering Chadwick Boseman Film Retrospective on Oct. 3 and 4, via its newly launched streaming platform ABFF Play.
The tribute to the late Black Panther star will see three Boseman movies about African American icons — 42, Get On Up and Marshall — stream for free, courtesy of the three Hollywood studios behind the titles, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures and Open Road Films.
Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43, played Jackie Robinson, the race barrier-breaking Brooklyn Dodgers infielder, in 42; the soul music legend James Brown in Get On Up; and the first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the Marshall biopic.
“We truly appreciate WarnerBros, Universal Pictures, and Open Road Films for providing these three films in support of the Chadwick Boseman retrospective. We’re grateful to be able to offer the ABFF community and other fans a platform to see and celebrate his incredible talent and groundbreaking work portraying important Black figures,” said ABFF Ventures president Nicole Friday in a statement.
Boseman, who became widely popular through his starring role as the Marvel Comics character King T’Challa in Black Panther, died last month following a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
His death came amid a national reckoning with racial injustice, adding to the outpouring of grief from his fans and tributes from Hollywood.