Michael B. Jordan is helping to bring entertainment to families during the pandemic while putting a spotlight on Black and brown stories.
Deadline reports that his production company Outlier Society and Amazon Studios have created “A Night at the Drive-In,” a series of films that will play in various U.S. cities.
The series will take place from July 1 through August 26 in far-flung locales ranging from big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Baltimore to smaller ones like Savannah, Georgia, and the Augusta-Aiken area along the Georgia-South Carolina border.
The events are free for local communities, and those in attendance will be provided refreshments by Path Water, Pipcorn Popcorn, and Partake Cookies, which are all Black or brown-owned businesses.
Each night the series will have a theme. For example, “Love & Basketball” and “Crazy Rich Asians” will fall under “Movies to make you fall in love,” while “Black Panther” and “Creed” will play on “Movies that make you proud” night.
“With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow,” said Jordan in a statement. “Now more than ever, amplifying Black and Brown stories means engaging culture to speak to hearts and minds about the world we live in.”
“As we use this opportunity to reimagine community and proximity, I am excited that these films will be shared and celebrated all across the country,” he added.
Jordan has certainly been celebrated since becoming a star after the release of films like “Fruitvale Station,” “Black Panther,” and “Just Mercy.”
Next, he’ll star in “Without Remorse,” a film based on Tom Clancy’s 1993 novel of the same name. That film is scheduled for an Oct. 2 release, according to Deadline.
Jordan also worked with frequent collaborator Ryan Coogler for the upcoming film “Wrong Answer” about the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that happened in 2009.
The actor and director have already teamed up for “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed,” and Black Panther” in the past.