Dec 5, 2015
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A large group of Richmond residents are collectively going to the movies in Emeryville today in order to watch the highly touted “Creed,” a Rocky Balboa film directed by Richmond resident Ryan Coogler, according to community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown.

Brown is encouraging residents to come watch the film at the AMC Theaters  at 5614 Bay St. at 1 p.m. The movie-going experience will pay tribute to a leading director and screenwriter. Coogler, who was born in Oakland and moved to Richmond as a child, wrote and directed the well-known 2013 film “Fruitvale Station,” about the BART police shooting that killed Oscar Grant III in 2009.

The filmmaker is also reportedly in talks to direct a movie about the Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ first black movie superhero.

Although unconfirmed, Brown says Coogler and his father were considering showing up to the Emeryville screening today to take photos with folks.

Attendees are encouraged to show up 30 minutes before showtime.

“Bring the youth please,” Brown said. “Our youth have talent everybody is not meant to be a gangster or thug. That role is overplayed these days. All of the youth are super smart and intelligent humans.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.