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FILMS AT THE STONE

The Memorial Foundation Inc. and the Motions Picture Association of America host an inspiring summer film series at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall 

August 7, 2016, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Memorial Foundation, Inc., the foundation responsible for building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, is pleased to announce it will continue Films at the Stone, an inspiring summer film series. This summer will mark the Memorial’s fifth anniversary and now more than ever the foundation strives to promote the four tenants of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, democracy, justice, hope and love. Each of the films in the Films at the Stone summer series reflects on human experiences and challenges the viewers to respond with the tenants of the Memorial, democracy, justice, hope and love during difficult situations.

“When the memorial was dedicated 2011 we envisioned it to be a place where people would be inspired to live out the legacy of its name sake. Films at the Stone is the only summer series at a memorial on the National Mall. The films selected will display the best of human strength, love and courage” says, Harry E. Johnson Sr., President and CEO, The Memorial Foundation

“This important film series is the only summer series hosted by a memorial foundation on the National Mall,” said MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd.  The Memorial works to provide a place of remembrance to honor Dr. King’s life and beliefs.  The Foundation is doing a fantastic work in this regard, and the MPAA will continue to support their efforts moving forward.”

The Films screened are guaranteed to provide the greater Washington, DC community with a little more love and hope. The inspiring summer film series is another example of how The Memorial Foundations aims to make the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, a living memorial.

What is Playing

Zootopia 

Thursday, July 21, 8:15 pm

In the recent Disney animated film, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis. This is the story of Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), the first rabbit to join the police force. Judy is determined not to let her size deter her from making real change and bringing justice to the city of Zootopia.

Race

Thursday, August 25, 8:15 pm

While attending the Ohio State University in the 1930’s, Jesse Owens (Stephan James), becomes a track and field sensation. As Owens gains national recognition he must learn how to navigate racism in both America and internationally. Owens is truly put to the test when he decides to participate in the Olympics.

Fly By Light

Friday, September 9, 8:15 pm

A group of teens participate in an education peace program. For the first time in their lives, they will leave the bustling city streets of Washington, DC and experience the wilderness. In nature, they confront the violence, abuse, and neglect from their past and begin to rewrite their futures.

For more information regarding ‘Films At The Stone’, contact Lisa Lee or visit www.FilmsAtTheStone.org

About The Memorial Foundation, Inc. 

The Memorial Foundation, Inc. was launched on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, August 28, 2012. The Memorial Foundation exists to promote awareness of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial located in Washington, DC and its tenets of democracy, justice, hope and love as well as to support the general upkeep of the memorial in future years. Additional information regarding The Memorial Foundation, Inc. can be found at www. TheMemorialFoundation.org